US President Donald Trump wins pledges of 1,600 troops for Mexico border duty

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By: AP | Houston |
Published: April 10, 2018 1:06:27 pm


Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas all made new pledges that add up to almost half of the up to 4,000 troops Trump requested. (Source: AP)

The Republican governors of three southwestern border states on Monday committed 1,600 National Guard members to the US-Mexico border, giving President Donald Trump many of the troops he requested to fight what he’s called a crisis of migrant crossings and crime.

Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas all made new pledges that add up to almost half of the up to 4,000 troops Trump requested. Some Guard members started arriving at the border as states and the federal government officials continued to discuss what they will do.

The only holdout border state was California, led by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who has not announced whether troops from his state’s National…

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