The US military is to deploy over 5,200 troops to bolster US President Donald Trump’s efforts to secure the border with Mexico,

“I think the president has made it clear that border security is national security”, General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, head of the US military’s Northern Command, told a news conference in Washington.

Trump took to Twitter last week aimed at people trying to cross the US border illegally.

-Noah Harte