will sign an order to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S. southern border, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
Speaking at the White House, Nielsen framed the move as a way to toughen an immigration system that “rewards bad behavior,” including illegal drug smuggling and border crossings.
“It’s time to act,” Nielsen told reporters, adding that the deployments could begin “immediately.”
Nielsen did not share key details about the operation, including how many troops will be sent to the border, the length of the deployment or its cost.
Source: Trump to deploy National Guard to southern border | TheHill