Hundreds of Active-Duty Troops Already Headed to Texas Border, Officials Say

Migrant caravan takes a break in southern Mexico

There are about 2,000 U.S. troops deployed in Syria to combat Islamic State, according to the Pentagon.

He could not say when those forces would make their way to the border saying that would be done in coordination with CBP in the future.

Guatemala's Interior Ministry said the second group had wounded Guatemalan police and used children as human shields, and Guatemalan firefighters confirmed that a 26-year-old Honduran had been killed from a blow to the head. Around 2,000 National Guard troops have already been deployed to the border, with as many as 5,200 more active-duty troops poised to head that way if needed.

He added: "The President has made it clear that border security is national security".

General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, the head of USA northern command, said 800 U.S. troops were already en route to the Texas border and 5,200 would be headed to the south-west region by the end of the week, far higher than the 800 to 1,000 initially forecast.

He said the Pentagon was planning logistics and details. But this harmful action is nothing more than Trump's latest aggression against immigrant families with children who seek our protection.

The aviation units are among ten listed in the planning documents which are slated to be in place by November 2 and conclude their mission on December 15.

The rising tensions prompted caravan leaders to call for a rest day and institute a "security committee", the Arizona Republic reported, another sign the unrest is not limited to rare altercations.

On Monday, Mexico's Federal Police aggressively tried to turn back hundreds more migrants who crossed the Suchiate River to enter Mexico from Guatemala.

Venice under water as Italy hit by fierce wind and heavy rain
A man was also missing at sea off Calabria in the southwest, while the body of another was found in a stream in northern Italy . Luca Zaia, head of the Veneto region, said he was anxious that the situation could be worse than the huge floods in 2010.

Additionally, a headquarters unit from the Marine's Corps Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) out of Pendleton will travel further south to San Diego.

The Defense Department says it's sending 5,200 active duty troops to "harden" the southern border against a migrant caravan making its way through Mexico.

That's because the military is bound by the Posse Comitatus Act, a 19th- century federal law that restricts participation in law enforcement activities.

The additional troops will provide logistical and other support to the Border Patrol, and will bolster the efforts of the approximately 2,000 National Guard forces already there.

The number of people in the first migrant caravan headed toward the USA has dwindled to about 4,000 from about 7,000 last week, though a second one was gaining steam and marked by violence.

A new group of Central American migrants bound for the U.S border wade in mass across the Suchiate River, that connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala on October 29, 2018.

O'Shaughnessy said that the U.S.is "working closely to understand the nature and makeup of this caravan".

The group promoting the caravan, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, wants a meeting with Mexican authorities in the capital city to discuss migrants' rights and how to handle the caravan moving forward. "We are going to hold them, we are going to build tent cities, we are going to build tents all over the place", he said, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The troops are expected to perform a wide variety of functions such as transporting supplies for the Border Patrol, but not engage directly with migrants seeking to cross the border, officials said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Smash Bros Ultimate Final Character Roster Revealed
Nov 02, 2018 - 00:45
What's more is that Piranha Plant's special attacks include the ability to spit poison and fire off spiky balls as well. It turns out Nintendo is better at keeping secrets that it seemed, with the rumours about Super Smash Bros .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top See video from the Russian rocket that failed with NASA astronaut aboard
Nov 02, 2018 - 00:44
But the failure is worrisome, since Soyuz is the only human-rated spacecraft used to get people to and from the space station. The spacecraft landed safely near the city of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Notorious mobster Whitey Bulger found dead hours after prison transfer
Oct 31, 2018 - 00:43
Bulger was serving a life sentence. "Life-saving measures were initiated immediately by responding staff", the spokesperson said. The ex-crime boss was on the run for years and was one of the FBI's most wanted before being captured in Santa Monica in 2011.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cricket Australia chairman urged to quit after ball tampering review
Oct 31, 2018 - 00:43
Katich told radio station SEN: "I think the players should see out their bans. Let them play", said Greg Dyer , head of the players' union.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Notorious Boston gangster 'Whitey' Bulger found dead in prison
Oct 31, 2018 - 00:43
As they called him a coward, a rat, a punk and Satan, Bulger kept his head down and showed no emotion as he scribbled on a pad. He had been incarcerated in Arizona, Oklahoma and Florida, prison officials have said, without giving reasons for the moves.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land
Oct 30, 2018 - 15:27
The Atlantic hurricane season typically peaks in September and October, but major storms do sometimes form in November. According to a forecast discussion, Oscar is moving over "sufficiently warm water" that would help make it stronger.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meghan Markle Reminds The World That 'Feminism Is About Fairness'
Oct 30, 2018 - 15:14
Harry referred to the upcoming royal as "our little bump", prompting smiles and a resounding "awwww" heard around the world. The Prince also offered the doting grandmother words of support, too, telling her: "You're doing a great job, Nan", he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China minted two new billionaires per week in 2017, says report
Oct 29, 2018 - 05:41
Rates will be higher; we expect the Federal Reserve to hike rates three times next year, so the risk premium is higher. While there are 106 new Chinese billionaires this year, there are now 51 newly minted former Chinese billionaires.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Coalition Denies US Coordinated Drone Attack on Russian Airbase in Syria
Oct 28, 2018 - 01:18
Asked about Fomin's statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the information was "very troubling".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jordan: Flash flood sweeps away school bus, killing at least 18
Oct 27, 2018 - 00:41
Flash floods in Jordan swept away a school bus Thursday, killing at least 18 people, mostly pupils, emergency services said . Israel sent search-and-rescue helicopters to help, an Israeli military statement said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man arrested over attempted theft of Magna Carta
Oct 27, 2018 - 00:38
The document, granted by King John in 1215, established the principle that the king was subject to the law, rather than above it. A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to steal a Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Researchers Discover Microplastics in 100 Percent of People Studied
Oct 26, 2018 - 01:08
Everywhere scientists have looked for them they have found tiny bits of degraded plastic-including, now, in human poop. In the first study of its kind, researchers say they have found evidence of tiny plastic particles in the human gut.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi Arabia Says Khashoggi Killed in "Fistfight" Amid Mounting U.S. Pressure
Oct 26, 2018 - 01:02
He was visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at the beginning of October for documents needed for his upcoming marriage. Some Turkish employees reportedly said they were instructed not to go to work around the time that Khashoggi disappeared.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Winning ticket in $2.45 billion USA lottery
Oct 25, 2018 - 05:52
The most popular prize in the state from this drawing is $2 - 340,628 tickets matched the Mega Ball for $2 prizes. The winning ticket was sold at a convenience store in the rural town of Simpsonville, with a population 22,000.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top I’m happy at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho dismisses Real Madrid reports
Oct 24, 2018 - 01:37
In the end, we should be the ones being let go, we are the ones playing. "I'm not thinking past tomorrow's match", Lopetegui said.