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USA: Trump promises military response to migrant caravan 'invasion'05:50

USA: Trump promises military response to migrant caravan 'invasion'

United States, Washington D.C.
November 1, 2018 at 23:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump said that caravan of migrants from Central America will not be allowed to enter the country, further promising to deploy the military to stop what he termed an 'invasion at a White House press conference on Thursday.

Trump said the migrants in the caravan attempting to enter the US are "not an innocent group of people" and claimed they had "violently overrun" the Mexican border.

Referring to reports over the weekend that migrants threw rocks and sticks at Mexican police, the US president implied that the military would respond to similar violence with lethal force. "They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. We're going to consider it, and I told them, consider it a rifle."

A caravan of migrants fleeing poverty and violence has been travelling for more than three weeks through Central America.

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US President Donald Trump said that caravan of migrants from Central America will not be allowed to enter the country, further promising to deploy the military to stop what he termed an 'invasion at a White House press conference on Thursday.

Trump said the migrants in the caravan attempting to enter the US are "not an innocent group of people" and claimed they had "violently overrun" the Mexican border.

Referring to reports over the weekend that migrants threw rocks and sticks at Mexican police, the US president implied that the military would respond to similar violence with lethal force. "They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. We're going to consider it, and I told them, consider it a rifle."

A caravan of migrants fleeing poverty and violence has been travelling for more than three weeks through Central America.

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