Defense Secretary Mattis Will Send Some 800 U.S. Troops To Mexico Border

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to sign an order sending at least 800 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, where a caravan of migrants is heading north from Central America.

The Department of Homeland Security requested the troops, NPR’s Tom Bowman reports, after President Trump said he is intent on stopping any of the migrants from crossing the border.

This week, members of the caravan were making their way through a border crossing in southern Mexico, crossing from Guatemala into Ciudad Hidalgo near the Pacific Coast — roughly 1,100 miles from the U.S.

Full Story @ NPR


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