WATCH: Controversial operation to strengthen US border against migrant caravan

2018-11-23 09:44

These images give an amazing inside look at the controversial operation to strengthen the US border with Mexico.

US President Donald Trump made a Thanksgiving Day threat to close the US border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines that its southern ally has lost "control" on its side.

Trump also said he has given the thousands of active-duty troops he sent to the border before the November 6 midterm elections the "OK" to use lethal force against migrants "if they have to".

And he said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, whom he has faulted for not being tough enough on immigration, is "in there trying".

"It's a tough job," he said.

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