Biden administration approves sending 1,500 US troops to Mexico border 

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According to sources, the Biden administration has given approval for the deployment of 1,500 active duty U.S. troops to the southern border in the upcoming days.

This decision comes amidst concerns that a substantial number of migrants may attempt to enter the country once Title 42 is lifted, Fox News reports.

The troops will be sourced from various active duty Army units and are expected to serve for a period of 90 days, primarily in administrative and transportation capacities.

The intention is to relieve pressure on law enforcement and Border Patrol agencies.

John Kirby, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, stated that the 90-day deployment aligns with previous border support efforts, which have been in place since the administration of President George W. Bush.

According to officials, the deployment of troops to the border would follow a similar pattern to those ordered by former President Donald Trump.

The troops would carry firearms solely for self-defense purposes and would not be directly involved in law enforcement activities, as reported by Fox News.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has previously cautioned migrants that unauthorized entry into the United States would lead to deportation.

The Biden administration is actively promoting the use of the CBP One app, which allows migrants to schedule appointments at designated points of entry to have their asylum claims processed.

This approach aims to ensure a more orderly and regulated process for migrants seeking asylum.

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