Texas IMMEDIATELY Deploys Troops to US Border, Arizona Next Week
Texas became the first state on Friday to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border of the United States in response to President Donald Trump’s call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration.
Defense Secretary Mattis Friday night approved paying for up to 4,000 National Guard personnel from the Pentagon budget through the end of September.
Texas and Arizona officials are deploying a total of 400 troops to the Mexican border, just days after President Trump’s order aiming to stop illegal crossings and drug trafficking, they said Friday.
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Texas, which has the longest border with Mexico, sent its first National Guard members Friday evening following a news conference where military officials detailed plans to send about 250 guardsmen to its 1,241-mile-long border within 72 hours. Arizona, whose border with Mexico spans about 375 miles, plans to send 150 troops by next week.
About damn time! Must stop the free shit giveaways. pic.twitter.com/ecWRkY5O6I
— Rocky Top Redneck (@RockyTopRedneck) April 7, 2018
— World-Wide News (@kencampbell66) April 7, 2018
— HERSHE (@HersheSquirt) April 7, 2018
Deploying troops to the border is not unprecedented. The Obama administration sent 1,200 National Guard troops to the southern border in 2010 to assist Border Patrol and immigration officials amid rising concerns about drug trafficking. @TexasTribune
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) April 4, 2018
Look at all these liberals thinking they know more our president. Twitter twits who would just as soon leave our border unmanned. Human and drug trafficking are real problems. If they weren’t needed they wouldn’t be sent. Thank you @JohnCornyn
— Yankee_Diva (@aemdee) April 4, 2018
Thank you Texas and president Trump!
— janet farmer (@ajwjfarmer) April 7, 2018