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US Military Sends 5000 Troops To US-Mexico Border

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The U.S. military will be sending 5,000 support troops to the U.S.-Mexico border due to the migrant caravan. A Pentagon official said the deployment is being done to support the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection.

Because the Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the U.S. military from performing law enforcement activities within the United States, these troops will be in support roles only. They will not have arresting power and won’t interact with migrants.

Those deployed will include engineers, planners, military police, pilots, cooks and medical personnel. Among the work the troops will undertake is the building of camps to house CBP personnel along the Mexican border.

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Source : NPR

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