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WATCH: House Subcommittee on National Security Meeting On ‘Caravan’ Of Illegal Immigrants

This subcommittee is meeting to decide what actions need to be taken at the federal and state level to prepare for large groups of asylum seekers

On March 25, 2018, a caravan of over a thousand Central Americans, led by the group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, set out for Mexico City. Many of the participants are believed to be seeking entrance to the United States.

On April 4, 2018, President Trump issued a Memorandum to the Secretaries of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security requesting the National Guard be deployed to southern border states to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection in securing the southwest border. 

Today a House Subcommittee is meeting to explore the logistical, operational and legal challenges associated with masses of migrants arriving at the southwest border and seeking asylum in the United States.

They are also discussing what actions need to be taken at the federal and state level to prepare for large groups of asylum seekers, and to explore how U.S. authorities are partnering with Mexican law enforcement and immigration authorities.

 

 

 

 

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