MPCore.us – The number of American troops on the border with Mexico has reached its peak, according to the deputy defense minister, Thursday (11/15).
More than 5,800 active soldiers and 2,100 National Guards are now deployed to assist the US Customs and Border Protection Service with security logistics work.
“We have reached the peak in terms of the number of troops there,” Deputy Defense Minister Patrick Shanahan told reporters at the Pentagon.
These troops were deployed to the southern border after the Department of Homeland Security asked the Pentagon for help.
American military personnel help build barriers, fences and air support. They are legally prohibited from participating in the enforcement of domestic law, such as holding migrants across the border.