Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Trump wins pledges of 1600 National Guard troops for Mexico border duty

Trump National Guard Border Plan to Look Like Bush, Obama Deployments Oregon gov. refuses Trump's order to send National Guard to US-Mexico border
Steven Clarke | 10 April, 2018, 15:12

His office says guard members will provide air, reconnaissance, operational and logistical support to border patrol agents. They will also help maintain roads and other infrastructure, clear vegetation and assist with facility maintenance, in addition to operating surveillance systems, including cameras and blimps, Davis said.

Describing the mission as a support role for the Department of Homeland Security, Davis confirmed that the troops won't necessarily carry weapons. The troops will be armed only in "circumstances that might require self-defense", and will not "perform law enforcement activities or interact with migrants" without Mattis' approval, according to the department memo. Trump called for thousands of National Guard troops along the border last week.

The announcement comes as Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced his intention to increase the Texas deployment of National Guard troops to at least 1,000, KTSA-San Antonio reported. He planned to deploy an additional 113 troops Tuesday.

The New Mexico Guard met over the weekend with U.S. Border Patrol officials to discuss the number of troops needed and their duties. New Mexico says it will. California is undecided.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, has expressed support for National Guard troops supporting Border Patrol agents in her state, but not deployed them. Jerry Brown continued to review his options.

The deployments come as President Trump tries to meet his campaign promise to stiffen border security despite failing to persuade Congress to fully fund his $18 billion wall.

Walker cites examples of when former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama sent troops to the border to help fight the drug trade.

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Defense Secretary James Mattis last Friday approved paying for up to 4,000 National Guard personnel from the Pentagon budget through the end of September.

Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas all made new pledges that add up to nearly half of the up to 4,000 troops Trump requested. "Our National Guard will be able to fully defend themselves", Abbott stated. They were not the kind of open-ended mission that Trump has called for by "sealing up" the border.

Eighty of the 250 soldiers are expected to report later this week. Previous border deployments were done in coordination with the relevant US governors and Mexican officials.

Abbott said he is planning to send at least 1,000 troops to the border and they could be there for months or years, meaning the SC troops could help rotate other National Guard members out, Livingston said.

President Trump said last week he wants to send 2,000 to 4,000 National Guard members to the southwestern border.

Arizona National Guard soldiers line up as they get ready for a visit from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey prior their deployment to the Mexico border at the Papago Park Military Reservation Monday, April 9, 2018, in Phoenix.

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