Arizona to send 338 troops to Mexico border

10 April, 2018, 20:27 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Arizona sending 225 troops to Mexico border, more heading soon

In Arizona, the state Nationwide Guard launched it was boosting the number of troops it's going to ship to the border to 338 from 225.

Ducey spoke Monday as he saw off guard members at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix.

El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Hull says troops are nowhere near deploying yet.

The New Mexico Guard members could help with air support, surveillance and infrastructure repairs, Hull said.

Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas all made new pledges that add up to nearly half of the up to 4,000 troops Trump requested.

The images shared by the Texas Military Department which includes Guard branches showed members dressed in military fatigues shaking hands with US border agents.

The only holdout border state was California, led by Democratic Gov.

Brown's spokesman, Evan Westrup, said Monday that California is still reviewing President Trump's request for use of the state's National Guard members.

Brown has repeatedly fought with Trump over immigration protection.

The Texas National Guard has also deployed 150 members for the border security mission announced by Trump earlier last week. "But it certainly is about border security".

"My administration has no various nonetheless to behave", he wrote.

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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.

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.

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

Another 113 Guardsmen will follow Tuesday.

"We may be in this for the long haul", he said.

Mexico's foreign relations secretary said his government is evaluating its cooperation with the United States.

The move has heightened tensions with Mexico, whose President Enrique Pena Nieto said Trump's "threatening or disrespectful attitudes" were unjustified.

But Videgaray said "no decision has been taken to reduce or suspend any mechanism or cooperation". 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".

"I work on the border every single day and we make arrests every single day", said Wilson, one of the leading voices of the union representing the Border Patrol. "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". On Monday, Abbott told San Antonio radio station KTSA that Texas will significantly ramp up its commitment to President Trump's call over the next several weeks.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's office said it would be deploying 250 guardsmen, including 80 later this week.

Texas is also sending National Guard members to the southwestern USA border.

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