National Guard Arrives at US-Mexico Border

US National Guard troops deployed to Mexican border

US National Guard troops deployed to Mexican border

Arizona's governor deployed 225 members of the state National Guard to the U.S. -Mexico border on Monday, becoming the second state to heed President Donald Trump's call for reinforcement.

Despite others' concerns about criminal gangs crossing the border, Hein never feels threatened, he said, and doesn't believe there is an illegal immigration crisis. A proclamation on the issue notes "the lawlessness that continues at our southern border". The Defense Department announced that members of the National Guard will not carry out police functions or "interact with migrants or other detainees" without the approval of Mattis. Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama also deployed troops to the border during their tenures to support U.S. Border Patrol missions. Brown is a member of the Democratic Party.

Brown's spokesman, Evan Westrup, said California officials still are reviewing Trump's troop request.

Some Guard members started arriving at the border as states and the federal government officials continued to discuss what they will do.

This deployment feels different from those of past administrations because of Trump's tough rhetoric against illegal immigration and his pursuit of a border wall, Tijerina said.

The Texas National Guard has also deployed 150 members for the border security mission announced by Trump earlier last week.

Doug Ducey also increased his troop numbers to almost 350, up from the 225 he initially pledged. They were first activated in 2014 and have been serving in an "observe and support" role, officials said.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (shown, in dress shirt) said on April 9 that 225 members of the state's National Guard are being sent to the U.S. -Mexico border in support of Trump's request for national guard troops to help secure the southern border.

"I don't think this is a partisan issue or an identity issue", Ducey said.

US National Guard troops deployed to Mexican border

Texas will increase its number of Guardsmen by about 300 per week until "fully staffed up", Abbott said.

One guard member was armed with an M4 rifle and used binoculars to peer across the river. However, he added that is not the main goal for their deployment.

Both deployments were limited to around a year.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's office said that more than 80 troops would deploy later this week.

The Republican Doug Ducey made the comments Monday after he saw off some of the 250 troops that Arizona is sending in response to President Donald Trump's plan to send up to 4,000 troops to the border.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster also offered to deploy troops to the border.

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

Videgaray said Pena Nieto will make a decision "in the context of the relationship with the United States, in view of the very public and notorious differences we have today with the United States".

"Until we can have a wall and proper security, we are going to be guarding our border with the military", Trump said. The Governor of California is not reported, what actions will take his staff. Ashley Thompson was the editor.

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