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Soldiers arrive in Rio Grande Valley for Operation Faithful Patriot

Soldiers from the the 89th Military Police Brigade, and 41st Engineering Company, 19th Engineering Battalion, Fort Riley, KS., arrive at Valley International Airport, Harlingen, TX to conduct the first missions along the southern border in support of Operation FAITHFUL PATRIOT November 1, 2018. Soldiers, will provide a range of support including planning assistance, engineering support, equipment and resources to assist the Department of Homeland Security along the southwest border. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Alexandra Minor)

Soldiers have arrived in the Rio Grande Valley for Operation Faithful Patriot.

In photos released by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, arrived at Valley International Airport on Thursday.

Earlier today, the Associated Press also reported that the first 100 troops are already doing initial assessments at the port of entry in McAllen, Texas.

Operation Faithful Patriot will provide assistance to the Border Patrol in response to the migrant caravans that are headed to the U.S. – Mexico border.

In a report by the Associated Press, President Trump said that asylum seekers must go to ports of entry in order to make a claim.

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