Fort Bliss Military Police, Marines to assist at border
The 1,500 active-duty military troops being sent to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Mexican border will include military police from Fort Bliss, U.S. Northern Command said Saturday in a news release.
The 93rd Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, from Fort Bliss will be deployed to the border as well as the 2nd Marine Regiment and the Combat Logistics Battalion 2, both of the 2nd Marine Division, from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, along with a small number of U.S. Air Force personnel, officials said.
The military service members will assist in data entry, warehousing and other support roles to free up border agents for law enforcement duties. The military members will not have direct contact with migrants, Northern Command said.
The troops are expected to be on the ground on Wednesday.
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