Arizona deploys 338 National Guardsmen to Trump's border mission

Arizona deploys 338 National Guardsmen to Trump's border mission

Arizona deploys 338 National Guardsmen to Trump's border mission

"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 governor explained while appearing on the station's Trey Ware Morning Show.

Rios said the added troops are unnecessary and that arrests at the U.S. -Mexico border are at an all-time low.

There is not a end date for the deployment, Abbott talked about: "We may be on this for the prolonged haul".

Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico are all led by Republican governors.

Arizona National Guard soldiers line up as they get ready for a visit from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey prior their deployment to the Mexico border at the Papago Park Military Reservation Monday
Arizona deploys 338 National Guardsmen to Trump's border mission

The Arizona National Guard said in statement that 225 troops will be deployed to the border Monday and another 113 on Tuesday. SC despatched troops to the border all through Operation Soar Start, the border deployment ordered by Bush in 2006.

Gov. Doug Ducey addressed part of the force at Papago Park Military Reservation.

"I don't think this is a partisan issue or an identity issue", he said. "You current me any one who's for drug cartels or human trafficking or this ammunition that's coming over a wide-open and unprotected border proper right here".

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, has expressed support for National Guard troops supporting Border Patrol agents in her state, but not deployed them. The troops will be armed only in "circumstances that might require self-defense", and will not "perform law enforcement activities or interact with migrants" without Mattis' approval, according to the department memo.

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Troops from SC have helped out on the border before, offering night surveillance by plane and helping a decade ago to build part of the existing wall on the border, Livingston said.

California has not decided whether or not to send its National Guard troops to support border control.

The New Mexico Guard members could help with air support, surveillance and infrastructure repairs, Hull said. Evan Westrup, a spokesman for Brown, suggested the Related Press Monday that state officers are nonetheless reviewing Trump's troop request.

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After plunging at the start of Trump's presidency, the numbers of migrants apprehended at the southwest border have started to rise in line with historical trends.

That's erased a decline for which President Trump repeatedly took credit.

Apprehensions are nonetheless correctly beneath their historic traits all through the phrases of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, every of whom moreover deployed the Guard to the border.

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