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Trump says that troops will use “mortal power” at the border “if they must”

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By Jonathan Allen

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday that US troops he sent to the country border will use mortal power to stop immigrants trying to come in the country “if they must.”

Earlier this week, Trump authorized the military to use their rules of engagement, rather than those of domestic law enforcement agencies at the border.

“If they must, they will use mortal power,” he said. “I have – I’ve given it OK. If they must. I hope they do not need”.

He added that he will “close” at the border if he considers it necessary to prevent immigration. Just before the mid-term elections this month, Trump sent thousands of troops to the US-Mexico border in response to the migration of caravans of immigrants throughout Latin America.

State Secretary Mike Pompeo reinforced the president’s announcement in a statement on Thursday saying: “The carriages may not enter the United States. There are real dangers to migrants’ security and human rights from those who should change them.”

The critics of Trump’s violence policy have said it is likely to enter into a thickness of federal statutes, constitutional principles and international law – in particular, the Posse Comitatus Act, which with some exceptions prevents the military from domestic law enforcement activities.

“The Posse Comitatus Act keeps the chairman from all conceivable reasons, Joyce White Vance, a former federal prosecutor and MSNBC contributor, wrote Wednesday on Twitter .” It was done in 1878. Only Trump would think it would break it and like all things with Trump, when breaking a norm, it’s a quick picture of the slanting slope. “

Trump, frustrated by Congress’s refusal to provide funding for the boundary wall he promised to build between the United States and Mexico, have repeatedly portrayed immigrants flying from Central America as an invading force.

Most Democrats and some Republicans oppose the border and the home democrats victory in the middle means that he is less likely to get the money he is seeking. 19659009] Trump said he will completely close the border – to people and trade – if Mexico does not prevent migrants from trying to enter the United States. [19659018] “This means Mexico will not be able to sell its cars to the United States until it’s open,” he said on Thursday. “But we need to have a limit or we are not. And when they lose control of the border on the Mexico side, we just close the border.”

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