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Guard Troops to Deploy to Arizona Border On Monday

Friday, 27 Aug 2010 06:27 PM

 

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The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in the southern Arizona desert on Monday under President Barack Obama's plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security.

Authorities would not say how many troops would start Monday, but said waves of them will be deploying every Monday until all 532 are on the Arizona border — expected by the end of September.

Arizona National Guard spokesman Lt. Valentine Castillo says the troops will be "extra eyes and ears" for U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.

He says the troops will have guns for self-defense, but they will not have the authority to arrest anyone themselves. If they spot illegal immigrants, they must report them to the Border Patrol.

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