Pentagon OKs request to ship troops to frame

The Protection Division is sending 1,500 troops to the U.S. southern border within the coming days to assist deal with an anticipated spike in migration as a pandemic-era border coverage expires on Could 11.

The troops wouldn’t conduct any regulation enforcement operations, however as an alternative would help Customs and Border Safety officers with administrative duties, liberating up CBP officers to deal with the migration inflow.

In an announcement Tuesday, Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder mentioned Protection Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III had accepted a proper request from the Division of Homeland Safety for 1,500 extra personnel.

DHS has predicted that border brokers might see upward of 10,000 border crossings day by day as soon as the so-called Title 42 border coverage expires. The coverage, which is able to expire with the COVID-19 public well being emergency, has for greater than three years allowed border brokers to show again migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border with out contemplating their asylum claims.

Although the Protection Division’s involvement on the southern border is just not new, using active-duty troops is notable. Former President Donald Trump additionally despatched active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018, weeks earlier than the midterm elections, in response to a caravan of migrants heading to the border.

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