“The Pentagon was quick to deny their request, saying it was a matter that should be handled by the state or local law enforcement.

While the Department of Defence (DoD) denied the request, they did say that they would provide air surveillance and logistical support for Customs and Border Protection (CMP) agents as well as medical support and engineers.

The DHS’s request that the troops be equipped with live-fire weapons was also rejected.

The Pentagon said that active-duty soldiers were not allowed to take part in missions of that nature without the President giving them further stipulations.”

DONALD TRUMP’s request to have more than 5,000 active duty military personnel deployed to the US-Mexico border to intercept the “migrant caravan” has been denied by the Pentagon.

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