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Trump is expected to extend US troops deployment to Mexico border until January: NPR

President Trump is likely to expand the deployment of US soldiers to the Mexican border, Pentagon officials tell NPR. Here…

President Trump is likely to expand the deployment of US soldiers to the Mexican border, Pentagon officials tell NPR. Here soldiers set a conservative council as a customs and border guard agent guarded on the American side of the border on Thanksgiving Day.

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President Trump is likely to expand the deployment of US troops to the Mexican border, Pentagon officials tell the NPR. Here soldiers set a conservative council as a customs and border guard agent guarded on the American side of the border on Thanksgiving Day.

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President Trump is expected to expand the deployment of thousands of US troops to the US-Mexico border in January, instead of withdrawing staff in mid-December, the Pentagon officials say NPR. The move would further expand the rare deployment of active troops at the Mexican border, rather than staff from the National Guard.

The deployment orders for active troops were scheduled to end on December 15th. But defense managers tell the NPR that most of the active troops are now expected to be extended to January, and that part of the violence can also be replaced by new troops.

News that deployment is likely to extend through the vacation days after US agents fired tear gas at immigrants who tried to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday. That event took place at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry between Tijuana and San Diego – “the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere,” as NPR reported.

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