- Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Sunday that military equipment is already being delivered to border
- Mattis will announce more details on Sunday night as to where the troops will go and what roles they have
- Meanwhile the main migrant caravan has crossed into Oaxaca and taken a day of rest in Tapanatepec
- Fight broke out in Tapanatepec when migrants became angry at man who told them to line up for food
- Another caravan is at Mexico’s southern border and a third departed San Salvador on Sunday morning
- Guatemalan police clashed with second caravan on Sunday firing tear gas at crowd trying to storm border
American military equipment has already begun arriving at the southern border ahead of an imminent troop deployment to block the migrant caravan, while in Mexico tensions have broken out with migrants attacking a local man who was distributing food.
Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Sunday military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops.
Mattis told reporters traveling with him in Prague that details of the deployment are still being worked out but should be available by Sunday night. They will include exactly how many forces are needed.
The additional troops will provide logistical and other support to the Border Patrol, and will bolster the efforts of the approximately 2,000 National Guard forces already there. The new forces are expected to provide logistical assistance such as air support and equipment, including vehicles and tents.