That is thousands more than the initial plan last week to send 800 active-duty troops at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security and President Trump, who called an approaching caravan of migrants a national emergency.
Pentagon spokesman Capt. Bill Speaks said no final decision on troop numbers had been reached and that planning was ongoing.
The deployment of the active-duty military for border security, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, is a rare move. The report was later confirmed by USA Today. About 2,100 National Guard personnel were sent in April to assist border police with non-law enforcement activities.
This unusual order is a welcome relief for Border Patrol officers, who will now benefit from additional funding and manpower to stop the migrant caravan.
The NATIONAL GUARD should be stationed on the border- permanently!
The job of the people as a well regulated militia is to repel invasions, enforce the laws of the union and suppress insurections…
Good! Now give them the power to shoot first, ask questions later. There are VERY few children in this caravan, & very few women. So don’t tell me this ISN’T an invasion!
that caravan is an INVASION FORCE AND NEEDS TREATED AS SUCH.