Gov. Ducey visits Nogales amid deployment of National Guard

Gov. Greg Abbott discusses deploying troops to Texas-Mexico border from southern Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott discusses deploying troops to Texas-Mexico border from southern Texas

Administration officials have said the deployment is necessary to stem the flow of migrants crossing the southern border illegally.

Details on the Guard's exact assignments have been trickling out since Trump last week announced his plan to send troops to the border on April 4.

When asked whether deploying troops to border areas would exacerbate the perception of Southern Arizona as a risky area and hurt local economies, Ducey said as governor he had to balance the economy with public safety and "public safety has to come first".

Governor Doug Ducey spoke on the deployment of 60 National Guard troops along the Arizona-Mexico border in Nogales on Friday, saying it's not a militarization of the border.

Republican governors in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico readily agreed to Trump's call for more border troops, but it's doubtful the show of force will be anything but a show.

In California, however, not all of the 400 troops Gov.

"I am confident Governor Brown will not use our National Guard to harass or tear apart immigrant families in California", he said in a statement.

In that bill, Trump received $1.6 billion toward border barriers, significantly less than the amount needed to secure the 700 miles of wall on the southern border he's touted - a cornerstone promise of his presidential campaign. ABC-7 previously reported on the 200% increased reported by CBP.

Not only will there be further support for enforcement on the border, but also potentially tougher prosecution in federal courtrooms in relation to immigration cases.

Had the governor fought the president, California might have lost the ability to ensure those Guard members are used constructively. "Issues of border security require the partnership of the federal government and our state and local allies to be successful".

Sessions said the lack of a barrier on the border opens the country to illegal immigration.

"We want to shut down the gangs and smugglers", Abbott said, before posing for photos with the troops. The officials provided no new specific information on the Guard's mission, or the cost of the mission.

State Sen. Kevin de Leon, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and author of California's so-called sanctuary state law, said Guard deployment was unnecessary and not a good use of resources.

In El Paso, Ron Vitiello, the acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, said the National Guard will perform operational support functions in West Texas, including monitoring cameras and sensor feeds to assist with overall situational awareness on the border.

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