US Army soldiers install a barbed wire fence along Anzalduas International Bridge near the US- Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, November 5, 2018.
The US Department of Defence expects to complete the first phase of Operation Faithful Patriot, which aims to deploy thousands of soldiers along the southern border of the country in order to prevent access for two migrant caravans.
Far from stopping a tide of tired refugees with cruel live fire, U.S. troops sent to the southern border aren't even supposed to come into physical with caravan migrants, says Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. "They work for their globalist, open-border $$-sponsors-$$", says the site.
Trump dismissed critics who complained that he spent too much time talking about the problems at the border when the economic news was good.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, speaking to Fox News last week, said DHS had asked for air, engineering, logistics and planning support, as well as vehicle barriers and "ways in which we can protect my officers and agents, as well as the ports of entry themselves". "We have a problem with illegal immigration and the problem is that the Democrats will not allow us to change the dumbest laws in the history of the world on immigration".
But on the campaign trail, Trump has painted a darker picture of the caravan without evidence, calling it an "invasion". They do that with us, they're going to be arrested, there are going to be problems. The move was in line with the support mission to Customs and Border Protection being provided by U.S. Northern Command.
The Pentagon estimates that by the end of Monday there will be 5,200 active duty forces in Arizona, California and Texas with that number rising to more than 7,000 in coming days. They stay for a specified period of time has cost the country's budget of 103 million USA dollars.
Manning said only military police would carry weapons and stressed that there were no plans for USA troops to come in contact with protesters or migrants.
When questioned on the cost of the operation on Monday morning Pentagon spokesman Col Rob Manning said, "I don't have a cost estimate for you, the Department will absorb the cost".
Manning also clarified that Military Police (MP's) will be the only active duty forces to be armed during the operation.