In Photos: Troops Secure Border for Migrant Caravan’s Arrival

The Department of Defense sent troops to complete "border hardening" tasks, like using pieces of barbed wire, concrete roadblocks and rebar to create movable barriers that can be used to block lanes at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Ports of Entry.

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U.S. Army North
U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion were sent as part of the effort by the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the United States Northern Command's effort to secure the border perimeter near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.
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U.S. Army North
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Of the 5,800 active duty, reserve, and National Guard forces sent to the border, 1,100 of them were Camp Pendleton-based Marines.
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Winchendon Fire Department
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U.S. Army North
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7 were sent to reinforce the border at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.
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U.S. Army North
Troops were sent to complete "border hardening" tasks, like using pieces of barbed wire, concrete roadblocks and rebar to create movable barriers that can be used to block lanes at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Ports of Entry.
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U.S. Army North
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The Department of Defense said the troops would not interact with migrants during these efforts.
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San Ysidro is the border’s busiest crossing, with about 110,000 people entering the U.S. every day. That traffic includes some 40,000 vehicles, 34,000 pedestrians and 150 to 200 buses.
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Pres. Donald Trump's Twitter
President Donald Trump tweeted an image of the increased security efforts, saying "no climbers anymore under our Administration!" Images captured last week showed migrants, in celebration that they reached the U.S. border, scale that same fence and walk or sit atop it.
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Kirstjen Nielsen's Twitter
San Ysidro Port of Entry's northbound lanes were temporarily closed ahead of the ongoing migrant caravan approaching the border.
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Kirstjen Nielsen's Twitter
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