U.S. Army troops arrive to the international bridge with Mexico on November 2, 2018 in Hidalgo, Texas. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the troops to the border to bolster security at points where an immigrant caravan may attempt to cross in upcoming weeks. 


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U.S. Military troops arrive to the worldwide bridge with Mexico on November 2, 2018 in Hidalgo, Texas. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the troops to the border to bolster safety at factors the place an immigrant caravan might try to cross in upcoming weeks. 




WASHINGTON — The Pentagon estimates that the price of the 5,900 troops deployed to the southwest border will whole $72 million, spokesman U.S. Military Col. Rob Manning stated in a press release Monday.



In mid-October, a caravan of no less than 3,500 Central American migrants searching for asylum left Honduras for the USA border. The caravan is at the moment in southern Mexico.


Trump made the caravan of Central American migrants one in all his prime targets forward of midterm elections. The president has referred to the caravan as an “invasion” whereas claiming that Democrats need open borders, which Democrats deny.


The motion of hundreds of active-duty troops to the border has been criticized as a political stunt designed to again Trump’s marketing campaign promise of securing U.S. ports of entry.


Protection Secretary James Mattis downplayed that criticism final month saying that Pentagon is offering “sensible assist based mostly on the request from the commissioner of customs and border police.”


“We do not do stunts on this division,” he added on the time.




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