The Hill: Trump to deploy National Guard to southern border

April 4, 2018

President Trump signed an order Wednesday night to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S. southern border.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen first announced Trump’s plan to deploy the National Guard earlier in the day Wednesday while 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.