Governor Sanders deploys 40 Guardsmen to southwest border


The Arkansas National Guard is sending approximately 40 Guardsmen to support border control efforts along the nation’s border with Mexico from April 1st until May 30th. This comes after Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave her order for the Guardsmen to support the Texas National Guard in an effort to stabilize border control. The Texas National Guard will remain the lead agency and the Arkansas Guardsmen will remain under the control of Governor Sanders in their area of operations.
“”President Biden opened our southern border to an invasion of illegal immigrants, drugs, and human trafficking and is now criticizing Texas for stepping up where his administration has failed. I’’ve seen the crisis our President created firsthand, and I know the incredible men and women of the Arkansas Guard can help supplement Texas’ efforts to keep our border secure and our states safe,”” said Governor Sanders.Sanders said the Arkansas Guardsmen will enhance the Texas National Guard’s surveillance and reconnaissance abilities to provide increased detection and tracking capabilities to their partners.

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