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Trudeau says Trump wants to put troops near US-Canadian border

Trudeau says Trump wants to put troops near US-Canadian border

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference on Thursday that the Trump administration was seeking to station troops at the US-Canada border.

The measures would be temporary and geared toward preventing illegal border crossings amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to Global News.

President Donald Trump has previously stationed troops at the US's southern border to help conduct surveillance, but far fewer people are apprehended at the US-Canada border.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday confirmed reports that the Trump administration was seeking to temporarily station troops near the US-Canada border to prevent illegal crossings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Trump administration has previously deployed troops to the US-Mexico border in a surveillance capacity, as US law bars the military from enforcing domestic laws.

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