U.S. military sending 5,200 troops to border as migrant caravan moves north

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With the midterm elections fast approaching, President Trump has begun to deploy U.S. military personnel and equipment to secure the southern border against a caravan of migrants.

Reuters reports that the U.S. Military is deploying 5,200 active duty troops to the Mexican border in response to a massive migrant caravan pushing north from Central America.

According to the head of the U.S. northern command, the first wave of the operation has reportedly begun, with 800 soldiers from Fort Knox and Fort Campbell in Kentucky already on their way to Texas.

Operation Faithful Patriot will also send medical units, C-130 and C-17 transport aircrafts, and helicopter units equipped with night vision to allow border agents to spot people illegally crossing the border.

Twenty-two miles of barbed wire have already been sent to fortify the southern border, with more available to string an additional 150 miles, according to the Washington Post.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is tracking the caravan of 3,500 migrants, and say they are currently moving through southern Mexico. A second group of 3,000, who recently forced their way through the Mexico-Guatemala border, is also headed for the U.S.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. U.S. Military sending 5,200 active duty troops to Mexico border
2. Medical units, transport aircraft, helicopter with night vision deployed to border
3. Military to fortify border with barbed wire
4. Two groups of migrants moving toward the U.S. border

VOICEOVER (in English):
"The U.S. Military is deploying 5,200 active duty troops to the Mexican border in response to a massive migrant caravan pushing north from Central America."

"Operation Faithful Patriot will also send medical units, C-130 and C-17 transport aircrafts, and helicopter units equipped with night vision to allow border agents to spot people illegally crossing the border."

"Twenty-two miles of barbed wire have already been sent to fortify the southern border, with more available to string an additional 150 miles."

"The caravan of 3,500 migrants is currently in southern Mexico. A second group of 3,000, who recently forced their way through the Mexico-Guatemala border, is also headed for the U.S."

SOURCES:
Reuters, Washington Post, Fox, ABC, CNBC
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/trump-sends-5200-troops-to-mexico-border-as-caravan-advances-idUSKCN1N31VG
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/white-house-prepares-large-troop-deployment-to-deter-migrant-caravan/2018/10/29/e13a360e-db84-11e8-b732-3c72cbf131f2_story.html?utm_term=.0e46ebf0abd2
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/5000-troops-deploying-to-us-mexico-border-in-response-to-migrant-caravan
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-military-readying-send-5000-troops-border-officials/story?id=58830081
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/29/us-military-will-deploy-5200-active-duty-troops-to-mexican-border.html