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The administration of U.S. President Donald J. Trump has ordered the deployment of 3,750 additional troops to the border with Mexico, which will bring the total number to 4,350, the Pentagon announced on Sunday, Feb. 3.

The soldiers, who will be stationed primarily in California, will be deployed for three months to provide assistance to border agents dealing with a growing influx of migrants seeking asylum.

President Trump has declared the recent surge of Central American migrants – many of whom have arrived at the border in large caravans in the last three months – a national crisis and has used the situation to justify his demands to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and a 35-day partial government shutdown which ended on Jan.25.

He is expected to discuss the issue during his annual State of the Union address, slated to take place on Tuesday, Feb. 5.



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