Military helps CBP with ‘border hardening measures’ amid migrant influx


With migrants continuing to cross into the country by the hundreds, Customs and Border Protection is enlisting the help of the military to reinforce our borders.

Members of the Department of Defense arrived at El Paso area border locations on Thursday to assist with “border hardening measures”, according to a CBP spokesman.

In a statement, CBP said this is “in response to the ongoing border crisis and potential for additional caravans heading north towards the border.”

A KTSM crew spotted National Guard members installing what appeared to be barbed wire near the Paso del Norte Bridge on Thursday.

Military members are expected to remain at the border for several more days.

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