DHS Requests Additional Support In Advance of Title 42 Ending

Title 42, the border management strategy implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to end on May 11, 2023. Due to an anticipated increase in migration, DHS requested that the Department of Defense (DoD) augment the 2,500 military personnel currently providing support at the Southwest Border with an additional 1,500 personnel for 90 days.

DoD personnel will perform non-law enforcement duties such as ground-based detection and monitoring, data entry, and warehouse support. DoD personnel have never, and will not, perform law enforcement activities or interact with migrants or other individuals in DHS custody. This support will free up DHS law enforcement personnel to perform critical law enforcement missions.

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