Trump administration sending troops to border as part of coronavirus fight

Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
1 April 2020
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
The Trump administration is sending more than 500 troops to the southern border, as part of the ongoing effort there to combat the coronavirus threat by preventing more infections coming into the U.S. interior.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made the request that the Defense Department provide 540 personnel to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations on the southern border. Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the request, which is currently in place until the end of September....