via Responding to Trump’s call, Mattis authorizes 4,000 National Guard troops for U.S.-Mexico border

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has signed an order to send up to 4,000 National Guard troops to to the U.S.-Mexico border but barred them from interacting with migrants detained by the Border Patrol in most circumstances.

The order, issued in response to President Trump’s call for using troops to stem illegal immigration, specifies that National Guard troops will assist the Department of Homeland Security along the border but not perform law enforcement missions and will be armed only when necessary for self-defense.

via Responding to Trump’s call, Mattis authorizes 4,000 National Guard troops for U.S.-Mexico border

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