UPDATED 2:25 PM PT – Thur. Nov. 22, 2018
President Trump speaks out on the military’s work on the border after a Thanksgiving teleconference with several branches of the armed forces.
After his call Thursday, the president defended his decision to involve military troops, arguing we need strong protection at our southern border.
While speaking on the migrant caravans, he warned he is considering closing the entire U.S. border if the group is deemed to be a credible threat.
His comments come after he slammed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, after a district judge blocked a White House order to deny asylum to illegal border crossers.
Meantime, doctors in Tijuana are sounding the alarm over the migrant caravan as many members fall ill, increasing the risk of public health crisis.
10,000 people are expected to arrive to the border city in the coming weeks to seek asylum at the U.S. border, and after long periods of walking through Central America, many are reportedly suffering from respiratory infections.
Doctors said migrant children are developing breathing problems. This comes as the Trump administration puts in place plans to make sure migrants stay in Mexico during the asylum process.