The additional troops President Trump sent to the southern border are fanning out across Texas. The troops are putting up chain-link fences topped with barbed wire. Border patrol agent Chris Cabrera said they've needed help for some time.
There are three caravans currently working their way toward the United States, the closest at least 700 miles away from the border. The size of the caravans varies and there are people coming and going on a daily basis, but Mexican and Salvadorean officials say all three total about 8,000 people.
Photo: U.S. Army soldiers from Ft. Riley, Kansas install protective wire along the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border on November 2, 2018 in Hidalgo, Texas. (Getty Images)