US troops install barbed wire at Mexico border

Around 4,800 US soldiers are deployed to the border with Mexico, with the Pentagon refusing to give a price tag for the operation.

Thousands of US troops head for southern border

The Pentagon is deploying 5,200 active-duty troops to beef up security along the US-Mexico border in a bid to prevent a caravan of Central American migrants from illegally crossing the frontier, officials say.

Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border

(29 Oct 2018) The Defense Department says it’s sending 5,200 active duty troops to ‘harden’ the southern border against a migrant caravan making its way through Mexico (Oct 29)

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Migrants continue their march through Mexico towards the US

The caravan of thousands of Central American migrants continues its march across Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States, resting in the Mexican town of Pijijiapan, in the southern state of Chiapas, as the Pentagon is expected to deploy about 800 troops to the US-Mexico border.