countdown
Days
Hrs
Min
Sec
Election Day is here!

Defense Secretary Signs Deployment Order for Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border

Local News

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has signed deployment orders for 800 plus troops to come to Texas. The plan is for Border Patrol agents to help stop the caravan. There seems to be uncertainty about exactly where that migrant caravan is expected to cross the border. What is certain is that troops will be headed to the border.

It is reported the largest group will be headed to the Rio Grande Valley.

At this point it is unclear if the troops will be National Guard or active duty troops from the area. The troops will not engage in lethal operations to stop the migrants. They will provide fencing which includes wall materials and other technical support at several key points along the border. They are expected to start arriving next week.

President Trump is calling the caravan a national emergency. Stay with News Center 23 as this story develops.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

COVID-19 SAFETY TIPS

COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands

COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing

COVID Tip: Disinfecting

COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth

COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact

COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas

COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often

ValleyCentral App Links

App Store Link
Google Play Link
More Throwback Thursday