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Some Democratic lawmakers have expressed concern over President Biden’s decision to send 1,500 active-duty U.S. troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it signals a “militarization” that is “unacceptable.”
The White House announced Tuesday that 1,500 active-duty personnel will be deployed to the border to provide administrative support and fill security gaps for up to 90 days. These troops will not be working in a law enforcement capacity, the administration said.
“The Biden administration’s militarization of the border is unacceptable,” said Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chair Bob Menendez, D-N.J.
Menendez added, “There is already a humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere, and deploying military personnel only signals that migrants are a threat that require our nation’s troops to contain. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
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