The Pentagon is taking steps to help the Border Patrol deal with the three new caravans heading for the border, including one that contains 12,000 invaders.
If they try to crash the border, which is altogether probable, there could be some real violence occurring. They have a tendency to throw rocks, which could seriously injure border agents.
Democrats are calling the deployment of troops on the border as “unusual” but they didn’t say that the two times that Obama did the same thing. George W Bush and Bill Clinton also sent troops to the border.
“By the end of this week will we deploy over 5,200 soldiers to the southwest border. That is just the start of this operation. We’ll continue to adjust the numbers and inform you of those,” Air Force Gen.Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, said.
A defense spokesperson said all of the 3,750 additional forces are active duty, in addition to the 2,250 National Guard members at the border as part of the separate Guardian Support mission.
The Pentagon said the additional support would include a mobile surveillance capability through the end of September 2019, and the putting up of approximately 150 miles of concertina wire between ports of entry.
Some of the additional units will be deployed for 90 days, the statement said.
“We will continue to evaluate the force composition required to meet the mission to protect and secure the southern border,” the statement said.
President Trump initially ordered thousands of U.S. troops to the border in October, ahead of the arrival of at least two migrant caravans heading to the U.S., including one that overran barriers from Guatemala into southern Mexico.
The deployment also came just days before the midterm elections, prompting Democrats to claim it was a political stunt.