Arizona Sends 225 Troops To Mexico Border, More On The WayThe Arizona troops were being sent after Texas announced Friday it would send 250 National Guard members and helicopters took the first of them to the border.
Texas Prepares To Send National Guard To US-Mexico BorderTexas announced Friday it is preparing to deploy National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to President Donald Trump's call for more border security.
Troops Await Orders For Trump Border Security DeploymentOregon Gov. Kate Brown says she won't let National Guard troops from her state be stationed at the Mexican border if President Donald Trump requests them.
Pentagon: Military Response In Texas Could Soon ExpandThe military's role in Harvey rescue and recovery efforts has been limited by weather and flooding but could soon expand by tenfold or more, a senior National Guard officer said Tuesday.
Governor Abbott Activates Entire Texas National GuardThe announcement brings the total deployment from 3,000 members of the Texas National Guard to roughly 12,000.
Checkpoints, More Troopers In Sweeping Texas Border Bill New highway checkpoints and putting retired police officers on duty are part of a sweeping Texas border security bill that Republicans on Monday said would ramp up enforcement as promised under new Gov. Greg Abbott.
Texas Gov. Abbott Won't Set Deadline For National Guard Mission
Texas To Extend Border Plan Without National GuardIllegal crossings along the Rio Grande have slowed dramatically since an overwhelming surge of immigrants had state and federal agents scrambling to secure the border earlier this year. Texas leaders still don't want their ground troops to leave just yet.
Border City Mayor: 'We Sacrifice Privacy An Awful Lot Down Here For The Security That This Nation Needs'Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent's challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted immigrant and a threat.
First National Guard Troops At Texas-Mexico BorderSeveral dozen soldiers deployed in the Rio Grande Valley are part of the up to 1,000 troops called up by Gov. Rick Perry last month.
Perry: Guard Protecting US, Not Playing Politics Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that sending National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border will defend not just his home state but the entire nation from "narco-terrorists" and that he doesn't know how long they will have to be deployed before the national threat is quelled.
National Guard: Length Of Border Mission A First The commander overseeing 1,000 National Guard troops being sent to the Rio Grande Valley says the open-ended mission is a first for the reserve military force.