Advertisement

Texas News

News > Texas News > National Guard is heading to border

National Guard is heading to border

President Barack Obama told lawmakers Tuesday he would send up to 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a comprehensive plan to help provide security in light of escalating violence.

The administration announced the deployment as part of a $500 million plan to secure the southwest border, and ahead of Republican efforts in Congress to require National Guard troops and additional money in a war supplemental spending bill.

Guard members would serve until federal law enforcement agencies can recruit and train additional officers and agents to replace them, an administration official said.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/obama_border_security_moves_include_national_guard_94867189.html
(Photo Credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation) A man placed on the FBI's list of 10 most-wanted fugitives after...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Dallas police say a woman has confessed to fatally running over a man with her...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Brownsville is removing its $1-a-bag fee on plastic shopping bags in exchange for the Texas...
Temple, Texas – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher R...
(Photo Credit: Texas Legislature) Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is set to stand trial on criminal securities...