First National Guard Troops Deploy to Arizona

By: CBS
By: CBS

The first of hundreds of National Guard troops take up positions along Arizona’s Mexico border Monday.

They’re part of President Obama’s plan to beef up border security, although the soldiers won’t have any law enforcement authority.

A total of 532 guardsmen will be deployed in Arizona by the end of September.


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  • by MAD D Location: Ozark on Sep 3, 2010 at 12:33 PM
    Or perhaps adhere to the old act of "shoot first and then ask questions".. less arguments from them. In other words CYA first.
  • by Nolan Location: Daleville on Aug 30, 2010 at 01:52 PM
    All they need to know is how to say a few words in the native language. "Stop or I'll Shoot you".
  • by Thomas Location: Dothan on Aug 30, 2010 at 10:30 AM
    Give the gaurds training so they can have arrest powers. Because without it they don't need to be there.
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