Trump ready to begin drawdown of troops at US-Mexico border

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  • Critics say troops’ deployment was nothing more than a political stunt
  • Military official says end date is 15 December

Donald Trump is poised to start withdrawing troops from the US-Mexico border as early as this week, according to a report that prompted instant criticism that their deployment was a political stunt.

The US president spent the final weeks of the midterms election campaign whipping up fears of a migrant caravan travelling through Mexico towards the border. He sent in around 5,900 troops to prevent the “invasion” but, once polls closed, talked far less about the issue.

Related: US toughens border as first members of migrant caravan reach Tijuana

Related: Jim Mattis defends deployment of US troops to Mexico border

Related: ‘Great moral failure’: civil rights groups sue Trump over asylum claim curb

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