More military personnel head to the US-Mexico border as officials describe an increase in migrant crossings

Border Patrol agents process hundreds of migrants Wednesday under the International Bridge II in Eagle Pass, Texas. CNN —

The Defense Department is ramping up resources at the US-Mexico border as officials describe a surge in border crossings in places including Eagle Pass, Texas, where the mayor has declared a state of emergency.

Some 800 new active-duty personnel are being sent to the border, where 2,500 National Guard members already are serving, Department of Homeland Security officials announced Wednesday night in a call with reporters. El Paso is on the ‘cusp of a third wave’ of migrant arrivals and local […]

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