Story Document President Trump is ordering the deployment of National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexican border. During a White House briefing today, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said border security is a key part of national security. She noted that National Guard troops will be assisting the U.S. Border Patrol. This week, Trump said the military is needed to secure the border until a massive wall is completed. Nielsen also called on Congress to close loopholes in immigration laws, including "catch-and-release" policies.
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