Lucas Tomlinson, Fox News, October 25, 2018
Hundreds of U.S. troops are set to make their way to the southern border to help Homeland Security and the National Guard as a caravan with thousands of migrants pushes north with the goal of crossing into America, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.
The official said roughly 800 soldiers will be sent to the area to offer “logistical support,” including providing tents and vehicles.
There are currently 2,100 National Guard troops on the southern border assisting Homeland Security.
President Trump tweeted Thursday morning that “I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!”
The migrant caravan as of Thursday is still in southern Mexico, more than 1,000 miles away from the nearest entry point into the U.S. Its size is estimated to be around 7,000, but many of those currently walking are suffering from exhaustion, dehydration and heat stroke.
Some also told Fox News they fear getting attacked if they hop on a cargo train or getting deported if they take a bus.