The Pentagon is sending up to 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico to manage with an expected arrival of large number of migrant caravan. General Terrence O’Shaughnessy said Operation Faithful Patriot would focus on Texas, Arizona and California. President Donald Trump has said before that the thousands of Central American migrants heading toward north and they would find the US military waiting for migrants.
Right now, there are already 2,100 National Guard members at the border, which were sent after a earlier request by Mr Trump in April. Initially it was predicted that 800 troops it was would be sent to the border but the figure of 5,200 military personnel is very much higher than that. Some of the troops will be armed. The total military deployment means the number of troops at the south-western border will go beyond the US troops at present in Syria and Iraq, the Wall Street Journal notes.
Mr Trump has tweeted on Monday that many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan migrants who are heading to the Southern Border of the US. Mr Trump asked the migrants to go back, and migrants will not be admitted into the United States unless they go through the legal process. He further said that this is an attack on US Country and US Military is waiting to deal with attack.
On 12 October it began, when in the crime-ridden Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, a group of 160 people gathered at a bus terminal and prepared plan to go on the unsafe journey. They had been planning to walk for more than a month, in an effort to run away from unemployment and the threat of cruelty in their home country.
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