Close to 600 United States Customs and Border Protection Agents currently assigned to Texas have been deployed to California and Arizona to assist in protecting the nation’s border from a mass group of immigrants that are making their way to the U.S. / Mexico Border.
Included in the group of Border Patrol agents sent to California and Arizona are approximately 5 local BP agents.
The five agents are part of the large deployment who will wait for the caravan of immigrants and provide border reinforcement as requested by United States President Donald Trump.
The United States Customs and Border Protection Agency provided a statement regarding the deployment of CBP personnel to the states of California and Arizona.
“CBP continues to monitor the large caravan of about 4,000 as they make their way to Tijuana. We are also monitoring several additional caravans moving north toward the U.S. border.
CBP is prepared, with DOD support, to ensure border security as they approach our ports of entry. We are moving hundreds of additional CBP personnel into place to ensure our ability to safely address multiple potential contingencies, at and between the Southern California ports of entry.”