Southwest states pledge 1600 troops to border

Southwest states pledge 1600 troops to border

Southwest states pledge 1600 troops to border

"We want to downplay any notion that would be misinformed that our National Guard are showing up with military bayonets, trying to take on anybody who's coming across the border because that is not their role", the Texas governor explained. In a press launch, the Guard talked about the troops will help frequent laws enforcement stem "the motion of trafficked people, criminals, narcotics, weapons, and ammunition trafficked inside the state". Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey told troops who would be charged with securing the border.

Gov. Greg Abbott will meet with National Guard troops Thursday, days after they arrived in the Rio Grande Valley, according to a news release from the governor's office. "You show me somebody who is for drug cartels or human trafficking or this ammunition that's coming over a wide-open and unprotected border here".

And those who serve say they would be honored to be a part of it.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican, offered to send members of his state's Guard as well. SC despatched troops to the border all through Operation Soar Start, the border deployment ordered by Bush in 2006.

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has not announced whether troops from his state's National Guard will participate.

California remains the lone holdout and has not committed any troops to the border since Trump's announcement last week.

Last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis approved Pentagon funding for 4,000 members of the National Guard, until the end of September.

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Brown and other leaders in California have repeatedly fought Trump over immigration policy.

The Trump administration has justified the deployments after citing a Department of Homeland Security report, which stated there was a more than 200 percent increase in illegal border crossings from March 2017 through this March.

Administration officers have talked about that rising numbers of people being caught on the southern border, whereas in keeping with seasonal traits now, require an instantaneous response. President George W. Bush sent about 6,000 in 2006.

In Mexico Metropolis, a caravan of Central American migrants that had been heading north stopped inside the Mexican capital.

"I worked with the Texas National Guard during their 2014 border deployment", Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza told Breitbart Texas in his capacity as president of National Border Patrol Council Local 2455.

"Because they realize they're going to be losing money", he added.

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