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Texas to deploy 250 National Guard troops, aircraft at US-Mexico border

Trump has failed so far to persuade either the Mexican government or the US Congress to fully fund a wall he wants to build along the border


The Texas National Guard has begun deploying troops to help secure the state’s southern border with Mexico as President Donald Trump has been unable to get the US Congress or Mexico to fully fund his proposed wall along the border. The deployment, announced on Friday by Texas officials, comes after Trump directed Defense Secretary James Mattis to request the use of National Guard personnel to help the Department of Homeland Security secure the border in four southwestern US states, including Texas. Mattis on Friday authorised the funding for up to 4,000 National Guard ...

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First Published: Sun, April 08 2018. 01:42 IST