Saturday, April 7, 2018

Arizona, Texas prepare to send National Guard members to U.S.-Mexico border

I like how the media loves to point the guard cannot perform law enforcement duties. 
What happens at the border stays at the border.  

CBS News reports Arizona and Texas announced Friday that they were preparing to deploy National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to President Trump's call for more border security. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said about 150 Guard members would deploy next week, while Texas National Guard officials said Friday evening that there will be 250 Texas National Guard troops deployed within the next 72 hours.

Defense Secretary James Mattis Friday night approved paying for up to 4,000 National Guard personnel from the Pentagon budget through the end of September. A Defense Department memo says the National Guard personnel will not perform law enforcement functions or "interact with migrants or other persons detained" without Mattis's approval. It said "arming will be limited to circumstances that might require self-defense," but it did not further define that.

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