In a significant move aimed at tackling the ongoing migration challenges at the southern border, the Biden administration has announced the deployment of an extra 800 troops.
This announcement, made on Wednesday, underscores the administration’s commitment to managing the migration influx effectively.
it was announced that “The 800 active-duty personnel are slated to take on crucial roles, primarily focusing on logistics and various functions at the border.”
It was also states, “Their presence is intended to alleviate some of the pressure on Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and officers, allowing them to return to their core missions and responsibilities.”
The Department of Defense has already taken steps to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in addressing the situation at the southern border.
Currently, 2,500 state National Guard personnel are actively deployed in collaboration with DHS to provide essential assistance.
The White House reported that there are presently a total of 24,000 CBP agents and officers deployed along the southern border, working tirelessly to maintain border security.
2,600 non-uniformed officers are also contributing their efforts to this vital mission.
The decision to bolster the presence of military personnel and other support staff at the border reflects the Biden administration’s dedication to ensuring border security while managing the influx of migrants in a responsible and humane manner. As the situation evolves, these measures are expected to play a critical role in addressing the complex challenges at the southern border.
Stay tuned for further updates as the administration continues its efforts to manage the southern border situation effectively.