US sending 5,200 troops to border with Mexico – BBC News

The Pentagon is sending over 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico as thousands of Central American migrants head north through Mexico.

General Terrence O’Shaughnessy said Operation Faithful Patriot would focus on Texas, Arizona and California.

President Donald Trump earlier said the “invasion” of migrants would find the US military waiting for them.

There are already 2,100 National Guard members at the border, sent after a previous request by Mr Trump in April.

Source: US sending 5,200 troops to border with Mexico – BBC News

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