Columnist, In Homeland Security
„On Oct. 26, the Pentagon announced it would send a mix of active duty and National Guard personnel to the southern border in order to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Border Patrol agents. They would be joining approximately 2,100 National Guard troops already on site. This additional deployment comes as a caravan of several thousand Central American migrants approaches the U.S.-Mexico border, although their arrival is estimated to be several weeks away.
Trump Calls Caravan an ‘Invasion’
According to Military.com, the Pentagon will also be sending “planning assistance and engineering support in the form of temporary barriers, barricades, and fencing.” President Donald Trump has repeatedly referred to the caravan as an “invasion” and has threatened to use military force in order to turn the caravan around. He has also enlisted the help of the Mexican government in stopping the caravan before it reaches the border, but it appears that Mexican citizens, churches, and charities are actually providing members of the caravan with humanitarian assistance. Trump has also threatened to cut off economic aid to Honduras.“ (…)