The Pentagon announced the deployment of 1,500 active duty troops to the southern border of the United States on May 2, 2023.

Bringing the total of military personnel stationed along the U.S.-Mexico border to 4,000, with 2,500 National Guard troops.

DHS director Mayorkas, made the request as a safeguard against potential unrest at the border as Title 42 is abrogated.

Title 42 was revived by the Trump white house in 2020 allowing for the summary expulsion of migrants and asylum seekers.

The measure resulted in young children being held in detention centers and deported to Mexico without a parent or guardian.

Despite promises to end Title 42 during the 2020 election cycle, the Biden Administration would expand the rule.

In December 2022, biden appealed a District Court's decision to repeal Title, seeking to preserve the CDC's authority to regulate immigration.