The Trump administration is sending more than 500 troops to the southern border, as part of the ongoing effort there to combat the coronavirus threat by preventing more infections coming into the U.S. interior.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made the request that the Defense Department provide 540 personnel to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations on the southern border.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the request, which is currently in place until the end of September.
“At a time when Americans face a profound public health and national security threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that the men and women of law enforcement have the support they need to prevent public health threats from entering the country through our borders,” a DHS official told Fox News.
The United States is so focused on COVID-19 that people are forgetting that we still have the same issues as a nation when it comes to our borders and the illegals that are coming into our nation.
Mexico declared a health emergency on Monday and issued stricter rules aimed at containing the fast-spreading coronavirus after its number of cases surged past 1,000 and the death toll rose sharply.
So it makes securing our southern border even more vital and we need to do whatever it takes to secure it.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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