Trump says U.S. could send up to 15,000 troops to border


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Trump says U.S. could send up to 15,000 troops to border

Migrants -mostly Hondurans- taking part in a caravan heading to the US, queue for food as they begin their day at a temporary shelter in Juchitan, Oaxaca State, Mexico, on October 31, 2018. - President Donald Trump kept up the pressure on Mexico on Wednesday to halt groups of migrants heading to the American border, as the US enters the final stretch of campaigning before key midterm elections. Trump ordered thousands of troops to the southern border and threatened to end automatic citizenship for US-born children of immigrants. (Photo by GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States could send as many as 15,000 military troops to the border with Mexico, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.

The Pentagon has said it has identified about 7,000 active-duty troops, including about 2,000 on standby, that could be deployed to the southern border.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

By: Reuters

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