Oct 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Pentagon approves additional support for southern border

Caravan seen through bars

Photo: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images

The Department of Defense has approved the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection’s request for additional support at the southern border as a caravan of Central American migrants travels north through Mexico.

Why it matters: This will provide engineering support, including temporary barriers and fences, medical teams, temporary housing and personal protective equipment for CBP personnel.

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