Biden sends 1,500 troops to Mexico border for migrant surge

Joe Biden
FILE - President Joe Biden walks along a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso Texas, Jan. 8, 2023. The Biden administration will open migration centers in South and Central America for asylum seekers heading to the U.S.-Mexico border, in a bid to slow what’s expected to be a surge of migrants seeking to cross the border next month as pandemic-era immigration restrictions end, U.S. officials said Thursday, April 27. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration will send 1,500 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border amid an expected migrant surge following the end of pandemic-era restrictions.

That’s according to three administration officials. The troops would be sent to focus on administrative tasks so that U.S. Customs and Border Protection can work in the field, two of the officials said.

They would not do law enforcement work. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly about the request because it had not yet been approved and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

It wasn’t clear when they would be deployed.

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5/2/2023 10:58:45 AM (GMT -5:00)

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