DHS requesting additional Pentagon support at border amid fears of massive migrant surge

DHS requesting additional Pentagon support at border amid fears of massive migrant surge
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The Department of Homeland Security is requesting additional support from the Department of Defense at the southern border amid growing fears that the U.S. could see a massive migrant surge in the coming months.

General Glen VanHerck, Commander of the U.S. Northern Command, was asked by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., at a Senate Armed Services Committee if he was aware "of any discussion within the administration or DHS that could result in any request for additional troops at the border."

"Sen Inhofe there is a request from [DHS], it is in the planning stages right now of the department to provide additional capability or capacity based on the potential for additional immigration, or folks coming to the southwest border," VanHerck said, adding that he did not have any further details and that he had not yet been tasked to provide any additional support to DHS at this time.
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