Published: Tue, April 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Arizona deploys 225 troops to US-Mexico border

Arizona deploys 225 troops to US-Mexico border

Abbott said he is planning to send at least 1,000 troops to the border and they could be there for months or years, meaning the SC troops could help rotate other National Guard members out, Livingston said.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey plans to send 338 troops to the border. New Mexico says it will. California is undecided. He says he's pleased they will play support roles only.

Trump authorized the National Guard with governors' approval to enhance USA border patrol security on Wednesday.

The head of the U.S. Border Patrol sector that includes part of West Texas and all of New Mexico said Monday he met with leaders of the New Mexico National Guard to begin discussions about what will be required and their capabilities.

A very powerful dedication comes from Texas, the place Gov. Greg Abbott suggested San Antonio radio station KTSA that he would add about 300 troops each week until the complete amount reaches not lower than 1,000 troops.

Trump said last week that he would be sending up to 4,000 troops to the southern border until his proposed border wall was built.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey told a group of soldiers preparing to deploy from a Phoenix military base that their "mission is about providing manpower and resources" to support agencies on the border and denied that there was a political motive.

The Arizona deployment comes after Defense Secretary James Mattisauthorized 4,000 National Guard troops on Friday to help with security on the US border with Mexico.

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Arizona's governor has cited a "surge" of border crossings in March as one of the reasons for his decision to send members of the state's National Guard to the U.S. Mexico border to help fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

The New Mexico Guard members could help with air support, surveillance and infrastructure repairs, Hull said.

Administration officials have said that rising numbers of people being caught at the southern border, while in line with seasonal trends in recent years, require an immediate response.

As Texas and Arizona follow President Donald Trump's vision to step up security at the U.S. -Mexico border, California has yet to indicate its plans on mobilizing National Guard troops.

The statement came after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced that more troops would be sent Tuesday but did not specify how many.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican, provided to ship members of his state's Guard as correctly.

National Guard troops were also sent to the border to assist by President George W. Bush in 2006 and President Barack Obama in 2010.

"It's not good for business, to be frank with you", Villarreal said.

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