Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen held a press conference at the White House Wednesday afternoon to discuss President Trump’s plans to secure the border with troops.
President Trump signed the legislation this week.
The order is already taking effect.
Texas IMMEDIATELY deployed the National Guard to its southern border with Mexico.
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Arizona will deploy troops to the border next week.
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.
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.