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Troops may get authority to engage caravan to protect CBP agents

Posted: 11:54 PM, Nov 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-20 07:54:35Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The White House is expected to give US troops along the border new authorities to engage caravan member to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel. 

The White House will make the announcement Tuesday a U.S. official told ABC News. 

Troops don’t currently have the authority to engage with migrants, but the White House announcement will change that.

CPB requested the authority directly from the White House, according to the U.S. official.