KAREN TOWNSEND Posted at 12:31 pm on March 8, 2020
More troops are heading for the southern border. The Department of Defense is sending members of a Crisis Response Force to two ports of entry in preparation for a deadline fast approaching. The Trump administration is waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on the Migrant Protection Protocols policy. The deadline is Wednesday.
On February 28 a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked the Remain in Mexico policy. Groups of asylum-seeking migrants gathered at the southern border causing concern by the Border Patrol that they would try to storm the border. It was a legitimate concern because of past chaos at the border, including caravans from Central America. The Paso del Norte International Bridge in downtown El Paso was closed, as well as other crossings.