The Pentagon said it had approved a request to send an additional 1,000 Texas National Guard and 1,100 active-duty troops to the border with Mexico, the latest deployment in support of Trump’s immigration crackdown.
The new active-duty troops will arrive in Texas “in the next several weeks” and will provide “aerial surveillance, operational, logistical and administrative support” to CPB, Pentagon spokesman Maj. Chris Mitchell said in a statement obtained by Reuters and Politico.
President Trump Is Deploying An Additional 2,100 Troops To The Border https://t.co/dn0EVbaABa
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 18, 2019
The Trump administration is beefing up its resources at the U.S.-Mexico border as it continues to deal with a massive influx of illegal immigrants.
Acting Defense Secretary Richard Spencer approved Tuesday night the deployment of 1,100 active-duty troops and another 1,000 Texas National Guard personnel to the U.S. southern border, Department of Defense spokesperson Maj. Chris Mitchell said in a statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The Texas National Guard troops will be split up in their duties, with 750 personnel to “provide supplemental holding support to [Customs and Border Protection] at CBP’s temporary adult migrant holding facilities in Donna, Texas, and Tornillo, Texas,” and the other 250 will provide “port of entry (POE) enforcement support at CBP-designated POEs and airports in Texas to enhance border security and improve the flow of commercial traffic,” Mitchell said. More
Send as many troops as needed to secure our borders. Bring our military home from foreign soil to protect us. The crisis worsens every day. Democrats should be ashamed of their neglect and downright obstruction to alleviate any or all of the problem. You are going to witness a 2020 Republican landslide like never before in history.
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