US-Mexico border

Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border, according to the country's Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval.

MISSOURI (KCTV) -- U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will be among the senators traveling to the Mexican border on Friday to observe conditions firsthand, the Missouri senator announced.

Hawley is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that is planning a trip to McAllen, Texas, along with Vice President Mike Pence. Hawley said they're going to the border to get an up-close look at the migrant crisis and the challenges Border Patrol agents face.

“What happens at the border has a tremendous impact on communities in Missouri,” Hawley said in a news release. “The nonstop flow of drugs and human trafficking coming into this country is a crisis, plain and simple. I want to learn more about the challenges our agents face, the problems these local communities are dealing with, and how we can figure out a path forward. We are facing a surge at the southern border like we have never seen before, and Congress needs to get off its backside and act.”

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