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Biden-Deployed Border Troops Will Do ‘Data Entry’, Not Law Enforcement, Internal DHS Docs Show

A U.S. border patrol agent talks to immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border / Getty Images
A U.S. border patrol agent talks to immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border / Getty Images

The arrival of military personnel at the southern border ahead of an expected migrant surge will have little operational impact, as the deployed workers will mainly focus on "data entry," according to internal Department of Homeland Security communications reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

The Biden administration announced this week that it would deploy 1,500 troops to the southern border ahead of the May 11 expiration of Title 42, a pandemic-era public health order that allows border agents to turn migrants away. Internal Homeland Security communications show that the agency is working to grant the troops access to the system that U.S. Customs and Border Protection uses to process migrant data.

According to one senior Homeland Security official, the memos show that the Biden administration is planning to let a large swath of migrants enter the country.

"The Biden administration is doing this so troops can put alien info into government databases and then Customs and Border Protection can then send them on their way," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Free Beacon.

The memos cut against the appearance that President Joe Biden is attempting to secure the border ahead of Title 42's expiration. The documents suggest that the troops will largely be tasked with inputting migrant data into the E3 system, allowing migrants to claim asylum and enter the country.

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