Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on the Deployment of Troops to the U.S.-Mexico Border

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Texas Border Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the Department of Defense deploying troops to the border:

“Today, the Secretary of Defense approved the President’s request for deploying active duty military units, with over 5,200 personnel, to provide mission-enhancing capabilities along the Southwest Border. This includes combat engineer units, military planning, helicopter companies, medical units, and military police in addition to the previously authorized support to CBP’s Operation Guardian Support mission.

“Although I believe that we need to immediately secure the border, I strongly believe that this starts with ensuring that we implement policies and utilize technology that will have long-term, significant outcomes on the area in a safe and reliable way. This partnership with DOD will help enhance CBP capabilities at, and between, our ports of entry. I will continue to monitor the caravan’s movement and support sensible and sustainable policies to address our border security vulnerabilities.”

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