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Trump Wants Military To Secure U.S.-Mexico Border Until Wall Is Built

April 03, 2018 - 3:28 pm

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS/AP) -- President Donald Trump says he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised wall is built.
 
During a lunch with Baltic leaders, Trump said he had spoken with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis about the idea. 


 
Calling it a "big step, Trump said, "We're going to be doing things militarily until we can have a wall and proper security."
 
Trump begrudgingly signed a spending bill last month that provided far less money for the wall than he wanted and has been complaining that U.S. borders are too porous and its immigration laws are too weak.