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Department of Homeland Security asks military for more help with influx of migrants

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The Department of Homeland Security is asking the military for help dealing with the influx of migrants.  

Two administration officials tell CNN that the request includes tents for large numbers of people.

Related: Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

The request, delivered to the Pentagon Friday night, came as customs and border protection predicted it would surpass half a million migrants crossing the border so far this fiscal year.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is considering the Homeland Security’s request. 

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