Biden Sends 1,500 Troops to Guard Border with Mexico

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U.S. President Joe Biden ordered Tuesday, May 2, the temporary deployment of 1,500 additional troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. officials reported.

The additional troop deployment is intended to help stem an anticipated flood of illegal immigration into the United States once covid-19 border restrictions are lifted later this month.

The so-called Title 42 restrictions, which are set to end on May 11, allow U.S. authorities to rapidly deport non-Mexican migrants to Mexico.

Since taking office in January 2021, Biden has grappled with record numbers of migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, leading to a crisis situation in many border states.

Republicans, as well as many Democrats, have criticized Biden for softening the hardline policies of former U.S. President Donald Trump, which has made the influx of illegal migrants untenable.

The deployment of the additional troops will be tasked with aiding in efforts of the U.S. Border Patrol in trying to prevent the surge in undocumented migration, but the soldiers will not be allowed to conduct law enforcement activities.

They will conduct ground-based monitoring and data entry to help free up border agents.

One comment

  • ” the soldiers will not be allowed to conduct law enforcement activities.”

    They literally are NOT going there to guard the borders, your article even says it.
    They are going there to work desks so that civilian border agents can get freed up to do other work.

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