Pentagon Sends 1,500 Active-Duty Troops to Border as Pandemic Immigration Restrictions End

Members of the National Guard stand near a vehicle along the U.S.-Mexico border in Mission, Texas.

The Pentagon is sending 1,500 active-duty troops to the southwest border as federal immigration agencies and local communities brace for the expiration of pandemic-era restrictions used to quickly send migrants back to Mexico. The troop deployment was authorized Tuesday by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for 90 days. They will work monitoring the area, doing data […]