05 Apr '18, 1pm

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.@DeptofDefense to work with states to deploy National Guard on southern border

WASHINGTON - President Donald J. Trump has directed the departments of Defense and Homeland Security to work with state governors to deploy National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border, a top official said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen said the troops would augment U.S. Customs and Border Protection and provide support where needed to secure the border with Mexico. Trump issued a proclamation Wednesday on the matter, she said. In a statement, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White highlighted DoD support for border security efforts. "We are working with the Department of Homeland Security to enhance the support we provide to the DHS border security mission,” White said. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with DHS to ensure the defense of our nation and security of the American people...

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