General Mattis approves 4000 troops to guard US-Mexico border Video

12 April, 2018, 00:40 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Texan officials said about 300 troops would be dispatched by the state weekly until the complement of the National Guard reaches at least 1,000

First, the governor is using the federal funds to bolster an existing program that seeks to combat transnational crime - such as gangs, human traffickers, and illegal gun and drug smugglers.

Greg Abbott said President Donald Trump's deployment of the national guard to the southern border is "nothing new" and believes their presence will help hinder the Mexican cartel.

Though barred from interacting with migrants, troops could theoretically be part of joint patrols with Border Patrol officers that could carry risk.

The one holdout border state is California, led by Democratic Gov.

Brown Jr. today responded to the federal government's request for additional California National Guard personnel with the following letter.

Seeking refuge from persecution and violence in search of a peaceful life "is not a crime", the bishops added. President George W. Bush sent 6,400 troops starting in 2006 and President Obama sent 1,200 in 2010.

Gov. Doug Ducey suggested a gaggle of troopers making able to deploy from a Phoenix military base Monday that their "mission is about providing manpower and belongings" to assist companies on the border and denied that there was a political motive. "Working closely with the border governors, the Department of Homeland Security identified security vulnerabilities that could be addressed by the National Guard", they said.

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The Republican on Tuesday reiterated plans to put more than 1,000 National Guard members into action.

The federal government must agree to the terms before the troops would be deployed.

"The National Guard's efforts will include aviation, engineer, surveillance, communications, vehicle maintenance and logistics support", Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said in a statement last week, according to ABC News.

Governor Brown was also very clear on exactly what the National Guardsmen won't be doing while they're at the border.

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

Officials say the 20-mile (32-kilometer) stretch in a sprawling desert separating the US from Mexico will be at least 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall.

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