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The National Guard Is Heading To The U.S.-Mexico Border To Help Move Trucks Through Faster

By Carson Frame, Texas Public Radio Every day, more than 40,000 commercial trucks cross over the Pharr International Bridge into Texas from the Mexican city of Reynosa. Carrying things like fruits, vegetables, and machine parts, they spill out into an intersection … Continue reading

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Texas Will Deploy 1,000 National Guard Troops To The Border Amid Migrant Surge

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state will deploy 1,000 troops from the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to aid the federal government with border security efforts. “There is an escalating crisis … Continue reading

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In Big Bend Sector, National Guard Troops Arrive for Training, Assignments

As part of President Trump’s call to curb illegal immigration, earlier this month he asked border states to send National Guard troops to the U.S./Mexico border. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to eventually send 1,400 troops. In West Texas’s Big … Continue reading

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So Far, National Guard Troops On The Border Are Observing, Not Enforcing

With a highly-visible, non-mobile presence at the edge of the Rio Grande, National Guard troops are so far being seen, more than heard.

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Along the Border, News of National Guard is Met With Mixed Reaction

Late Wednesday, President Trump signed a proclamation directing the deployment of National Guard troops as a quote “immediate deterrent” to illegal immigration along the U.S.- Mexico border. This comes after days of tough talk from President Trump on immigration enforcement, … Continue reading

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Red Cross Shelter at Pecos High School Closes Today

Update 9:30 AM Thursday: The Red Cross will close its shelter at the Pecos High School today at 1 PM, with all nearby residents now able to return to their homes or to stay with friends or family. Only four nearby oilfield workers … Continue reading

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