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Washington will deploy more soldiers on the border with Mexico as the immediate deportation of immigrants ends


The United States will deploy an additional 1,500 troops to the border with Mexico to combat immigration.

The United States will send an additional 1,500 troops to its border with Mexico, as the deadline for a controversial sanitary measure allowing immediate deportation of migrants crossing the US land border approaches, a Pentagon spokesman announced Tuesday.

“At the request of the Department of Homeland Security … (the US Secretary of Defense) has approved a temporary increase of 1,500 additional military personnel, to supplement border police efforts on the southwestern border,” Pat Ryder said.

Ryder added that they would support the police for 90 days, especially with regard to surveillance work. He noted that “military personnel will not participate directly in law enforcement activities.”

On May 11, a COVID-19-related measure introduced in 2020 under the administration of former President Donald Trump expires. This procedure allows for the immediate deportation of immigrants without a visa and potential asylum seekers.

The United States fears an increase in the number of arrivals at its borders, with the suspension of this procedure.

Last week, it announced new measures aimed at facilitating the journey of asylum seekers or refugees, by establishing “management centers” in Colombia and Guatemala.

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