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U.S. plans to send transportation staff to U.S.-Mexico border



© Reuters/LOREN ELLIOTT Concertina wire is seen atop a section of border fence near the U.S.-Mexico border in Donna


The Trump administration plans to redirect Transportation Security Administration staff to the U.S. southern border to assist with immigration duties and migrant flows, the TSA said on Wednesday.


A TSA spokesman said in a statement the bureau was looking for volunteers to support efforts at the U.S. border with Mexico, where the government has said it is grappling with record numbers of people.


"TSA, like all DHS components, is supporting the DHS effort to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southwest border. TSA is in the process of soliciting volunteers to support this effort while minimizing operational impact," TSA spokesman James Gregory said in a statement.



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