President Sending Troops to the Border 

Administration preparing assistance for border patrol as Title 42 is about to end. 

President Biden’s administration announced that 1,500 troops will be sent to the U.S. southern border to assist Customs and Border Protection agents. The pandemic measure Title 42 will expire next week, and officials anticipate a surge in illegal border crossings.

The White House stated, “These 1,500 military personnel will fill critical capability gaps, such as ground-based detection and monitoring, data entry, and warehouse support, until CBP can address these needs through contracted support. They will not be doing any law enforcement work.” 

Title 42 will expire one minute before midnight on May 11, and there are already thousands of migrants camped out and traversing through Mexico with plans to enter the U.S. Migrants from Haiti, who have been specifically turned away under Title 42, number as many as 15,000 in Reynosa, Mexico, alone. 

The leaders of El Paso, Laredo, and Brownsville, Texas, have issued emergency declarations ahead of Title 42’s expiration. “We’re getting prepared now for what we call the unknown. And the unknown is what will happen after May 11,” the El Paso mayor said. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his homeland security advisers as they implement new policies to deal with unlawful immigration.
  • For U.S. border officials and agents as they encounter and process migrants.
  • For the military personnel who will be assisting border protection officers.

Sources: Washington Examiner, The Federalist, KERA News, NY Times 


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