Hundreds of US troops heading to the border to deal with migrant caravan, official says

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Hundreds of U.S. troops are set to make their way to the southern border to help Homeland Security and the National Guard as a caravan with thousands of migrants pushes north with the goal of crossing into America, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.

The official said roughly 800 soldiers will be sent to the area to offer “logistical support,” including providing tents and vehicles.  

It’s not immediately clear which units are being tasked with the mission as details are still being finalized.

Defense Secretary James Mattis could sign the deployment orders as soon as today.

There are currently 2,100 National Guard troops on the southern border assisting Homeland Security.

President Trump tweeted Thursday morning that “I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!”

The migrant caravan as of Thursday is still in southern Mexico, more than 1,000 miles away from the nearest entry point into the U.S. Its size is estimated to be around 7,000, but many of those currently walking are suffering from exhaustion, dehydration and heat stroke.

Some also told Fox News they fear getting attacked if they hop on a cargo train or getting deported if they take a bus.

“They are going to walk as long as they can,” said caravan member Brian Colindres, “or as far as they can.”

A majority of those walking say they are looking for a better life north of the border are fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, where the caravan originated. They are exhausted and unaware of what will happen – but they remain optimistic.

Fox News’ William La Jeunesse contributed to this report.

14 thoughts on “Hundreds of US troops heading to the border to deal with migrant caravan, official says

  1. The military will help HLS and the National Guard do what? They don’t sound threatening at all according to this article.

  2. They’re sending troops that only speak Spanish, going to send down pallets of hundred dollar bills, freshly printed to smooth over the rough edges.

  3. Yea…We’ve heard this one before. More like providing logistical support in escorting the world llegals into our country.

    Haven’t we heard this story before about 2-3 years ago? Same game, different day. Same playbook, different puppet president.

    “Definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein (who most likely stole the saying from someone else like he did with every theory he’s known for. Friggin Jewbag.)

  4. #1. As Mark pointed out, it’s NOT a “migrant caravan” , it’s an ENEMY COLUMN!!!!
    #2. We don’t need to pay for troops or Guardsmen to be moved down to the border then stand around for a few weeks before processing and releasing all these new Democrat voters. What we need is a pair of Warthogs loaded with napalm. No diplomacy. No debates. No left-right arguments. Quick and decisive… Crispy tacos all over the border…The word will get back to anyone else thinking of making the journey.

  5. Napalm was good enough for our troups to get hit with it in VN, should be good enough for them and anyone else around the vicinity! Mho!

  6. Yeah, yeah, yeah…so I’m tell you troops what I’m telling MS-13 and company … watch out for “stray cats”…if you know what I mean… BTW, are these pendejos coming to border crossings, or thru the desert? Then they REALLY need to watch out for these “stray cats” who will eat humans if they are hungry enough….the Big Bend is running out of deer/burros/javelinas/cows/horses/etc to eat..and BTW, there have been several BEAR sightings as well lately…

  7. Heat exhaustion? Wait ’til that Hurricane Willa gets ’em…they’re gonna be “dying” for some heat if you know what I mean…Oh, I forgot, some MS-13 pendejos are already “packing heat” I suppose….

  8. If any actual Armed US Military is sent to the border, it will be to shoot Americans who would dare go down there to defend the borders against this invasion…End

    1. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! EXACTLY!

      The troops will be there for US, just as they’ve ALWAYS been. And that means FOR US, as in to control US through armed force to protect and promulgate their joo master’s wishes.

  9. ‘The official said roughly 800 soldiers will be sent to the area to offer “logistical support,” including providing tents and vehicles’………………for the caravan?

  10. I need to get on one of those caravans. I got some medical issues that, as a taxpaying American slave, I can not afford to have taken care of. Betcha the caravanners get free medical attention ‘aplenty!

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