US Department of Defense
President Trump will deploy over 150 troops to the Southern Border following a ruling invalidating the administrations “remain in Mexico” policy along with some other court rulings.
According to The Hill:
The Trump administration will deploy 160 active-duty soldiers to two cities adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Friday said it would deploy 80 active-duty soldiers to San Diego’s San Ysidro border and 80 troops to El Paso’s Paso del Norte bridge as soon as Saturday to aid customs officials at entry points, according to USA Today.
The decision comes as the administration requests that the Supreme Court uphold the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), or “Remain in Mexico” policy, after a federal district court in California ruled against the plan last April, saying it violates international human rights norms and U.S. immigration law, The Hill previously reported.
Large numbers of asylum-seekers sent back under the MPP met at the border near Brownsville, Texas, on Feb. 28 to request reentry to the U.S.
CBP had reportedly shut down at least one port of entry in order to stop asylum seekers from rushing the border in an attempt to gain entry into the U.S.