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Ronald Vitiello: Guard Members and Border

ronald vitiello: It is lower than the 6,400 National Guard members that former President George Bush sent to the border between 2006 and 2008, according to The Chronicle Herald. Trump said his administration is looking into the cost of sending the troops to the border and added we'll probably keep them or a large portion of them until the wall is built. Trump's comments to reporters on Air Force One were his first estimate on guard levels he believes are needed for border protection. Earlier Thursday, Ronald Vitiello, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's acting deputy commissioner, cautioned against a rushed deployment. He said that guard members would be placed in jobs that do not require law enforcement work, an apparent reference to undertaking patrols and making arrests. We are going to do it as quickly as we can do it safely, Vitiello told Fox News Channel. ( As reported in the news.