Yesterday, on 29 October 2018, The Pentagon announced that 5,200 American troops will be sent to the border with Mexico with the objective of stopping illegal immigration. U.S President Donald Trump proclaimed that an “invasion” of migrants would have the American army waiting for them. He also stated that “tent cities” will be established on the Mexican border, where migrants will be able to apply for legal asylum in the U.S.
The U.S military operation, dubbed ‘Faithful Patriot’, will focus on the states of Texas, Arizona, and California. The newly sent troops are to support the 2000 members of the National Guard, who were sent to the Mexican border on a request of the US president in April.