news about troops

News about national guard troops being used to monitor immigration, legal and otherwise.

National Guard troops arrive in Rio Grande Valley
— reported by the Houston Chronicle

More than 70 National Guard troops have arrived along parts of the Texas border for training and some could be on the job within a couple of days, a Border Patrol sector chief said today.

The 73 guard troops in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley sectors will perform duties like camera operations and maintenance to free up Border Patrol agents for border security, said Reynaldo Garza, acting chief patrol agent for the Laredo border sector.

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And more:

Guard Troops May Be Scaring Off Border Jumpers
— reported by click2Houston.com

The arrival of U.S. National Guard troops in Arizona has scared off illegal Mexican migrants along the border, significantly reducing crossings, according to U.S. and Mexican officials.

U.S. authorities said Monday that detentions along the U.S.-Mexico border decreased by 21 percent, to 26,994, in the first 10 days of June, compared with 34,077 for the same period a year ago.

Along the Arizona border, once the busiest crossing spot, detentions have dropped 23 percent, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.

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