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Guard Troops: u.s.-Mexico Border

guard troops: Their counties are located within 40 kilometres of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Toronto Star. Read more Trump wins pledges of 1,600 National Guard troops for Mexico border duty Article Continued Below Trump's tax cuts, budget spending bill to raise deficit to 1 trillion by 2019 Analysis Arizona, Texas sending 400 National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border after Trump's call Immigrant rights activists promised to protest Sessions' visit on Wednesday, as they rejected his past characterization of the border region during a 2017 visit to El Paso, Texas, as ground zero in the Trump administration's fight against cartels, and human traffickers. react-empty 140 He treated our home like a war zone, referring to it as ground zero,' said Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights in El Paso. Sessions will speak in Las Cruces at the Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition Annual Spring Meeting with the Southwestern Border Sheriff's Coalition, which is made up of 31 sheriff's departments from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. He was wrong then, and he is wrong now. Sessions' trip to Las Cruces, a city about an hour north of the border, comes as construction begins nearby on 32 kilometres of steel fencing that officials say is a part of U.S. President Donald Trump's promised wall.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have described the new, heightened barrier as a structure that will be harder to get over, under and through than the old post and rail barriers that line the stretch of sprawling desert west of the Santa Teresa port of entry. El Paso is some 80 kilometres south of Las Cruces. ( As reported in the news.