Arizona Gov. Ducey to deploy 338 National Guard troops to border
- Author: Carlos Nash Apr 10, 2018,
Apr 10, 2018, 19:24
New Mexico has not yet deployed any National Guard members to the U.S. -Mexico border in response to President Donald Trump's call to use troops to fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
Officials planned to deploy 225 Arizona National Guard troops from Phoenix on Monday.
"My administration has no various nonetheless to behave", he wrote.
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.
Luis Videgaray said in a Monday interview with local media that he will give results of the analysis to President Enrique Pena Nieto in coming weeks.
"Guardsmen will be sent to the border to provide mission-enhancing capabilities that will help U.S. Customs and Border Protection increase operational control of the region", an Arizona National Guard press release said of the first group of 225 Guardsmen.
But Mr Videgaray said "no decision has been taken to reduce or suspend any mechanism or cooperation". Fred Davis, a rancher who lives and works 25 miles from the border, said his community has been "screaming for somebody to do something for 30 years" and is in full support of Trump and Ducey.More news: Steven Bochco Passes Away At 74
He also said he doesn't think the border is a partisan issue.
"We're glad that they are coming", said one rancher who didn't want to be identified.
Abbott said he would add about 300 Guard members a week to the 250 members whose deployment was announced Friday until the total number reaches at least 1,000 troops.
Last Friday, Ducey announced that as many as 150 Guardsmen could be deployed to the border this week, but that number has now been upped to 338.
Although Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has declined to indicate how long the operation might last, Trump said last week that he expected to keep the units "or a large portion of them, until such time as we get the wall".
Ducey said the troops would be stationed in the Tucson and Yuma sectors.
Gov. Doug Ducey addressed part of the force at Papago Park Military Reservation. SC sent troops to the border during Operation Jump Start, the border deployment ordered by Bush in 2006.
Mr Brown's spokesman, Evan Westrup, said California officials still were reviewing Mr Trump's troop request. But the ministry said it will be watching to make sure the border does not become more militarized than it already is.
Joel Villarreal, the mayor of Rio Grande City in Texas, said he did not agree with what he characterized as "the militarization of the border".