Oct. 25 — The Pentagon plans to deploy at least 800 U.S. troops to the southern border to prevent a migrant caravan from Central America from crossing — making good on President Donald Trump’s vow to use the military to stop an influx of immigration. [translation: aliens entering our country illegally. The latest ‘caravan’ could rightly be described as an invasion force.]
Three administration officials speaking on condition of anonymity told CNN Defense Secretary James Mattis could sign the orders Thursday.
White House sources told The Washington Post and Fox News the same thing.
Thursday morning, Trump tweeted, “I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped.”…
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.
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.
While the caravan has been said to consist of 7,000 people, there are recent reports that the number is dwindling as the days pass, as fatigue, heat, and weather take their toll. Reports of two more ‘caravans’ following this first one are still largely undefined.