Pentagon says 5,000 troops will deploy to the border by Friday to ‘deter’ immigrant caravan | Daily Mail Online

US riot police officers take part in a border security drill at the US-Mexico international bridge, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on October 29, 2018. - Dozens of migrants get to the border crossing linking El Paso, texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, every day, ahead of a caravan of Central Americans seeking political asylum in the United States

The Pentagon is dispatching 5,200 active military troops to ‘harden’ the southern border and comply with President Donald Trump’s order to deter an immigrant caravan the president called an ‘invasion’, it said Monday.

Eight hundred troops were already en route Monday – a force the Defense Department is dramatically increasing by adding helicopter companies and engineers who are bringing ‘heavy equipment.’

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