National Guard troops begin deploying to border security mission

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an order on Wednesday

The US state of Texas is deploying National Guard members to the border with Mexico following a call from President Donald Trump.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, now Trump's energy secretary, also sent about 1,000 Guard members to the border in 2014 in response to a surge in the number of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the Rio Grande, the river that separates the USA and Mexico in the state. Congress must change these Obama era, and other, laws NOW!

In 2010, the Democratic governor of New Mexico at the time, Bill Richardson, ordered a few dozen troops to his state's border with Mexico after the killing of an Arizona rancher.

The office of California Governor Jerry Brown did not respond to questions about whether it would deploy troops.

Speaking with reporters on Air Force One after an event in West Virginia, Trump said the administration is "looking" at the cost of the effort. In fact, they had moved to put the National Guard on the border years ago. Under that law, the National Guard remains under the command and control of each state's governor. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has voiced support for the deployment, but the governors of California and New Mexico have not commented publicly.

The White House is moving forward with the plan but provided no timeline for deployment.

The Pentagon said it set up a Border Security Support Cell "to ensure we surge our capacity to meet the president's enhanced border security goals", said a Pentagon spokeswoman.

But Mr. Trump's mobilization, which could deploy thousands of troops, has reignited concerns in Texas and elsewhere about the militarization of border communities and has angered local officials and lawmakers who say that the troops are not needed and that they give the false impression that their cities are under siege.

Brigadier General Tracy Norris of the Texas National Guard said 250 troops would also be sent in the next 72 hours in response.

Even as Mr. Trump announced his mobilization this week, the Texas National Guard already had about 100 troops at the border, as part of a state border-security operation that began in 2014.

The troops that Bush sent improved lighting at border crossings, extended existing fencing along the worldwide boundary, built roads, monitored remote cameras, operated communications equipment and sat in mobile observation towers watching for people sneaking into the U.S.

"Decisions about equipment carried by Guardsman - including firearms - is dependent on their assigned missions and will be made in conjunction with the Department of Defense and the border governors", said the official, who spoke only on the condition that they not be named.

She says Sandoval doesn't believe the current proposal would be "an appropriate use" of the Nevada Guard. They have provided less than a tenth of the Dollars 18 billion Trump requested.

But he says North Dakota supports those states and will help if asked.

Trump's initial announcement earlier this week received serious backlash from rights groups, as well as his Mexican counterpart, President Enrique Peña Nieto.

About 150 Guard members will deploy next week, Ducey said.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, said Friday that she will consult with the head of the Alabama Guard to see what resources are available.

President George W. Bush sent around 6,000 troops in 2006, and President Barack Obama sent 1,200 Guard members in 2010.

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