Military Troops On The El Paso Border – Whatcha’ Think?
Yep, in response to the caravan of Central Americans headed for El Paso, so is the army!
Around 2,000 National Guard members have been helping Customs agents and the Border Patrol here since April. Now, 800 troops are en route to El Paso and the total number of troops here is expected to hit 5,200 by the end of the week. According to the El Paso Herald Post:
In addition to the boots on the ground, the country’s military is also preparing to deploy three helicopter companies that can transport CBP officials in a moment’s notice.
The caravan has had some violent confrontations with Mexican officials traveling from Mexicos' southern border towards the United States. Mexico has strengthened security along its borders to hold the caravan back. They've also closed at least one border after people refused to line up and apply for asylum through proper channels, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Here in the US, arguments are raging for and against this tactic. What do you think?