Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Thousands of United States troops could be sent to Mexico border

An agent with the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit guards the U.S. side of the border wall with Mexico in Brownsville Texas U.S US Military Moving Equipment to Border With Mexico- Pentagon Chief REUTERS Adrees Latif
Andrew Cummings | 02 November, 2018, 06:51

O'Shaughnessy, Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command provides guidance during a planning and operational update briefing, October 28, 2018. The military troops are meant to assist the border patrol, not engage directly with migrants, several officials said.

"We should not be militarizing the border, and President Trump has offered no clear idea of what our forces are going to do there", Smith said Thursday.

There are about 2,000 U.S. troops deployed in Syria to combat Islamic State, according to the Pentagon.

He spoke alongside Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection.

Officials on Monday played down any political motive, saying that it was about safety and deterring the caravan of around 3,500 migrants which is heading to the border. Those migrants clashed with Mexican authorities determined not to let the caravan grow or be repeated.

"Several people" received medical attention after being injured by "various objects and tear gas", the Guatemalan Red Cross said on Twitter on Sunday.

The two groups combined represent just a few days' worth of the average flow of migrants to the United States, and similar ones have occurred regularly over the years, passing largely unnoticed.

More than a thousand Honduran migrants broke through a Guatemalan police cordon to reach the river the day before, attempting to join a larger caravan walking toward the USA border.

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U.S. officials told Reuters last week the military would have not have an active law enforcement role, instead sending engineers, pilots and other support staff, including some that may be able deal with crowd control on the United States side of the border. The rising tensions prompted caravan leaders to call for a rest day and institute a "security committee", the Arizona Republic reported, another sign the unrest is not limited to rare altercations.

The White House is also weighing additional border security measures, including blocking those traveling in the caravan from seeking legal asylum and keeping them from entering the U.S.

They will bring border "personnel exactly where they need to be, regardless of the conditions", he said. All are going to staging bases in the states, and there are none at the border yet, he said. We will, if necessary, to increase the number of military.

The Pentagon previously declined to comment on potential troop numbers, saying that planning was still under way for a mission that risked drawing the U.S. military into a politically charged operation just days ahead of the November 6 mid-term congressional elections. The troops expected to be sent to the border will primarily consist of military police and engineers, but the military also reportedly plans to send Marines.

One person died when a migrant caravan clashed with Mexican police as they moved north toward the USA border.

Like the Guardsmen already serving along the border, the active duty troops will not be permitted to carry out law enforcement duties since that is not permitted by federal law.

The Wall Street Journal first reported how many active-duty troops could head to the border to help stop the caravan of refugees, which originated in Honduras. U.S. Transportation Command posted a video on its Facebook page Monday of a C-17 transport plane that it said was delivering Army equipment to the Southwest border in support of the operation.

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