Trump calls for "massive cities of tents" and indefinite detention of immigrants

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What they did to the Mexican military is a disgrace. Another contingent is trying to make additional headway by pushing to Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, which lies about 80 extra miles (128 kilometers) to the north.

To explain why the government might send 15,000 troops to the border, instead of relying on existing homeland security department resources, Nielsen said if the caravan members took trains or buses, they could be at the border in days - and if they continued on foot, it could be at least a month until they arrive.

President Donald Trump has suggested that the military could fire on the caravan that is heading towards the United States if people throw stones at the soldiers. "The suit, which was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., said it is widely known that Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are "undergoing a well-documented human rights crisis.' The lawsuit also claims that the plaintiffs" right to the Administrative Procedures Act and the Declaratory Judgement Act were being infringed upon", writes Fox News.

The administration still wants to detain families indefinitely and has been battling immigrant advocates in hopes of overturning a federal judge's 1997 order that requires children be held for no longer than 20 days. A second caravan of about 3,000 migrants is also traveling to the USA, followed by at least two smaller groups.

"Anybody throwing rocks.we will consider that a firearm, because there's not much difference when you get hit in the face with a rock", Trump said.

Responding to Mr Yunes in an open letter, the migrants said the governor's decision to withdraw his offer to help transport people hundreds of kilometres was unacceptable.

The move could also lead to a large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border. "We have a lot of tents, we have a lot of everything, we're going to hold them right there", he said.

He said: "They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back".

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Also, on missions on US soil, where they are serving in a support role to civilian government agencies, the military cannot perform law enforcement duties, such as arrests, if the incident occurs outside of federal property such as a military base.

"They broke in to Mexico".

The president, who has ordered US troops to the border with Mexico, also suggested rock-throwing by migrants would be treated as equivalent to gun usage. The second group includes Hondurans, Salvadorans and some Guatemalans.

"Get off! Get off!" police officer Benjamin Grajeda shouted to a group of migrants clinging to the side of a truck outside Juchitan. Mexico's Interior Department said Thursday almost 3,000 of the migrants have applied for refuge in Mexico and hundreds more have returned home.

Immigration agents and police have been nibbling at the edges of the two caravans farthest ahead. Not only did the hoped-for buses not arrive, but federal police began pulling freight trucks over and forcing migrants off, saying their habit of clinging to the tops or sides of the trucks was unsafe.

Trump also said he had told the USA military mobilizing at the southwest border that if US troops face rock-throwing migrants, they should react as though the rocks were "rifles".

Trump also said his administration will "catch" immigrants but no longer "release" them. A recent poll showed more likely Republican voters identify with Trump than they do with the Republican Party. More than 7,000 active duty troops have been told to deploy to Texas, Arizona and California.

Military police at the border will be armed, although they will have non-lethal options for dealing with unexpected conflict. Think of it. Somebody walks into our country, reads a statement given by a lawyer, and we have a three-and-a-half-year court case for one person.