Additional troops to be sent on southern border to install wire barriers

The Trump administration is boosting up troops on the southern border and additional 3,750 will be sent to help install wire barriers and monitor crossings. With this the total number of active-duty troops reaches around 6,000.

President Trump tweeted Sunday strong border security is required on the southern border as Caravans are marching through Mexico and toward United States.

Very recently about 2,400 migrants left a city shelter in Mexico and marched toward the border.

On Tuesday, during the State of the Union Address, Trump will be discussing border security measures.

Last Friday Trump said action on border wall would be announced during the State of the Union address. He added, “I don’t want to say it, but you’ll hear the State of the Union, and then you’ll see what happens right after the State of the Union.”

According to acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan the additional troops will be sent over the next month.

Meanwhile, some of the Congress members have criticized the announcement of additional active-duty troops on the border as the National Guard troops can even perform the same tasks.

Currently 2,100 National Troops are deployed on the southern border.

Paul Linus