Texas becomes the first state to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border of the United States. Officials stated that 250 Texas National Guard personnel would be dispatched to the US-Mexico border. DHS says attempted border crossings increasing 200% in March as compared to last year when illegal border crossing was at historic lows.
US president frustrated by the lack of progress in building his wall and now sending the national guard to the border. But the newly arriving troops won’t work as a law enforcement, instead advising border patrol agents.
US president tweeting, “We are sealing up our Southern Border. The people of our great country want safety and security. The Dems have been a disaster on this very important issue!”
Defense Secretary, Mattis authorizing around 4000 troops to be deployed. The first 150 national guardsmen will be in position by Sunday night. Some strategy session starting to guide guardsmen.
With the presidents’ plan to build the wall stalling, sending soldiers may be the only option as he continues to blast catch and release laws. Arizona is supporting the presidents move. The state has the plan to send 150 of guardsmen next week.
Deputy Assistant General of the Texas Military Department, Tracy Norris said, “Texas National Guard is preparing to immediately deploy with supporting aircraft, vehicle and equipment’s to the Texas-Mexico border.”
New Mexico’s Governor supports the new security mission but still has formally announced troop guard members.