DoD personnel will now assist in driving high-capacity CBP vehicles to transport migrants and free up border patrol agents.

(INTELLIHUB) — A Homeland Security request to supply 320 personnel to babysit illegal immigrants has been approved by acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, a move which officials say will free up more U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agents to better do their jobs on the border.

Personnel will be deployed through the end of September at a cost of $7.4 million.

“DoD personnel will assist in driving high-capacity CBP vehicles to transport migrants; providing administrative support, including providing heating, meal distribution and monitoring the welfare of individuals in CBP custody; and attorney support to ICE,” according to a statement issued by Shanahan.