LIVE: Migrant caravan heads north through Mexico


DONALD Trump has claimed he’s willing to send up to 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border to counter the caravans of migrants that he says are filled with “dangerous people”.

The American President’s shocking announcement is triple the number of soldiers he had already promised to deploy to further control illegal migration.

The new figure is a dramatic increase in the number of army personnel having previously revealed he was only planning on sending 800 troops to the border last week.

Trump – who is cracking down on immigration ahead of the mid-term elections next week – then declared he was sending more than 5,200 soldiers before his latest hardened stance.

He said: “We have about 5,800. We’ll go up to anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000 military personnel on top of Border Patrol, ICE and everybody else at the border.

“Nobody is coming in.

“We’re not allowing people to come in.”

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