Department of Homeland Security requests military help

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

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.

DHS is also asking for tents for the large number of people.

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