Tensions rose at the border when a local official and a human rights activist tried to convince the migrants both of the benefits of remaining in Mexico, and to submit their U.S. asylum requests through official channels. We actually just closed it.
A spokeswoman for U.S. Army North, which oversees the Army's part of the deployment, said that Thursday would be a "light-duty day" for troops deployed along the border, meaning they would be asked to do little, if any, work.
'It's not that big a deal, ' he said.
In the past week, city officials have arrested three dozen caravan members for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and said they would be deported to their home countries.
If the two parties can not reach a funding deal, there would be a partial government shutdown, with so-called "essential services", including some at the Department of Homeland Security, likely remaining in operation.
It was the kind of forum that previous presidents would have reserved to thank troops for their service, steering well clear of politics.
While authorizing the military's use of lethal force along the border, Trump said, "I hope they don't have to", adding that he would not let 'the military be taken advantage of. I mean the whole border.
Trump said that if USA officials "find that it's uncontrollable, if we find that it gets to a level where we are going to lose control or where people are going to start getting hurt, we will close entry into the country for a period of time until we can get it under control".
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Four aides to Trump have pleaded guilty to various charges, most recently former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in September. Meanwhile, he accused that some questions were designed "by people who probably have bad intentions".
More than 4,300 migrants - majority from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala - have massed in Tijuana, Mexico across the border from San Diego, California after a weeks-long trek from Central America.
"Our highly trained security professionals are not allowed to do their job on the Border because of the Judicial Activism and Interference by the 9th Circuit".
"And now a Holiday Greeting from the White House", Carrey said, tweeting out the illustration.
Trump has particularly criticised the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, widely viewed as a liberal court, which has blocked several of his actions on immigration.
Troops have installed movable, wire-topped barriers, apparently to stop a potential mass rush of people.
After the call wrapped, Trump continued to focus on the 9th Circuit and his administration's efforts to prevent the group of migrants - many of whom are seeking asylum - from crossing into the U.S. illegally.
He also threatened to shut down the government in December if Congress doesn't give him enough money to build his border wall with Mexico.
The report said that the migrants who traveled for over a month can now see a bridge that separates them from the U.S.