The National Guard of Arizona is deployed and is traveling to occupy the border with Mexico. On Monday morning, Governor Doug Ducey announced that currently 225 servicemen are involved, and on Tuesday there will be even more.
He wrote on Twitter that he also used sheriffs whose districts are on the border with Mexico.
“These troops will help our federal partners in performing any support functions that they need, and will be stationed in the Tucson and Yuma areas,” he said.
This step is part of the plan announced earlier this week by National Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (Kirstjen Nielsen).
“We start today and act quickly,” she told reporters at a White House briefing. “The threat is real.”
Dewsey quickly reported his support.
“Arizona welcomes the deployment of the National Guard on the border,” he said. “Washington has ignored this problem for too long, and we need help.”
Dewsie is one of four governors whose states border on Mexico. Two others – the governors of New Mexico and Texas, both Republicans, such as Dewsey and Trump, also expressed their support.
Jerry Brown, the Democratic Governor of California, expressed his dissatisfaction with this idea. Nielsen did not quite understand exactly what troops would do at the border, if they did not help customs officers and border guards.