US likely to give troops authority to protect border officials

FILE PHOTO: U.S. border patrol agents gather to look over the border fence between Mexico and the United States, where they expect a large group of caravan migrants to gather on Sunday, at Border State Park in San Diego, California, U.S. November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is likely to grant U.S. troops on the border with Mexico additional authority to protect customs and border personnel if needed, a U.S. official said on Monday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a public announcement could come around Tuesday and specific details were still being […]

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