By: Kyle James | 04-07-2018 | News
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Texas Sends National Guard To Mexican Border

Texas announced Friday it would be sending 250 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as soon as next week. The move is in response to President Trump's call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration. Texas isn't alone, Arizona also announced Friday they would be sending an additional 150 National Guard troops next week.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President Trump says he wants to send up to 4,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; CBS News (@CBSNews) <a href="">April 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said about 150 members of Arizona's National Guard are set to deploy to the border in the next several days. Texas National Guard will deploy 250 in the next 72 hours as an "initial surge," according to a National Guard spokesman. Friday night, two helicopters took off from Austin and began heading south to the border.

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The total number of guard troops at the border is still a far cry from the 2,000 to 4,000 National Guard that Trump wants to send. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said Friday that it had not deployed any guard members to the border yet. California Gov. Jerry Brown did not comment on whether his state would be deploying troops.

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Trump's call for National Guard troops to be sent to the border refers to Title 32, a federal law under which Guard troops remain under the control of state governors. Oregon's governor flat out refused and it remains to be seen if California's Gov. Brown will send any. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday night that he approved paying for up to 4,000 National Guard personnel from the Pentagon budget through the end of September.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Remember this FLAKE?<br><br>We do <a href="">@LarrySchweikart</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StopTheInvasion</a> <br><br>Send in the troops! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Visio Dei From LA (@VisioDeiFromLA) <a href="">April 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Troops were deployed to the border under George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, both send troops under Title 32. Trump said the need for troops is urgent as "the lawlessness that continues at our southern border" needs to be checked until progress is made on the wall.

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