Reports from the border between the US and Mexico are grim. The controls and cutoffs have become mired in controversy and confusion.
There are very literal hordes of people attempting to enter the US at the legal ports of entry, overwhelming the system as they arrive in organized and enormous caravans.
Those who prefer the back door are finding the routes into the US wide open as a result, with resources having been relocated to assists at Customs.
As a result, the government is looking to call in the cavalry.
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Friday that he expects there will be more U.S. troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, as the situation there worsens.
“First of all, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’ll provide more support to the border. The way I tend to frame that is: Our support is very elastic, and given the deterioration there at the border, you would expect that we would provide more support,” he told reporters at the Pentagon before a meeting with the German defense minister.
These troops would join the 5,000 military personnel already deployed to the area.
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