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Arizona's Guard troops join the 250 that Texas's governor announced Friday he would send.

Across all border states, "the goal is to have at least 4,000 deployed here in about a month or two", the Republican governor said Monday during a radio interview with KTSA.

That would be lower than the roughly 6,000 National Guard members that former President George W. Bush sent in 2006 during another border security operation, though more than the 1,200 Guard members President Barack Obama sent in 2010.

There is not a end date for the deployment, Abbott talked about: "We may be on this for the prolonged haul".

To some extent, President Donald Trump's plan to deploy National Guard troops to the United States-Mexico border is a political stunt, meant to keep attention focused on illegal immigration, one of the key themes of his campaign.

The Arizona National Guard said in statement that 225 troops will be deployed to the border Tuesday and another 113 on Wednesday.

Hull says the troops could help with air support, surveillance and repairs of infrastructure along the border so that Border Patrol agents have more time to enforce immigration law.

Trump first announced last week that he wanted to deploy USA troops to guard the southern border until his proposed wall is built.

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"If they're going to deploy anybody to deal with some of the issues on the border, I think drugs are what they need to address more than anything else", Estrada added.

The National Guard members are heading to the Arizona-Mexico border Monday.

"The idea is there is a mission here and to complete the mission so you can call it successful", Ducey said.

Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is a vocal critic of Trump, and has refused to deploy the National Guard before, in 2014. New Mexico's Republican governor has said her state will take part in the operation, but hasn't announced a deployment. "You show me somebody who is for drug cartels or human trafficking or this ammunition that's coming over a wide-open and unprotected border here".

The images shared by the Texas Military Department which includes Guard branches showed members dressed in military fatigues shaking hands with US border agents.

Trump's has explained he wishes to make use of the military at the edge ahead of advancement was created on his proposed boundary wall, " which has largely postponed in Congress.

After plunging at the start of Trump's presidency, the numbers of migrants apprehended at the southwestern border have started to rise in line with historical trends. Djibouti flights resume after crashes Haley: Russian hands "covered in blood" from Syria attack MORE followed that up by issuing a memo Friday night that authorized up to 4,000 National Guard troops to support the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) border security mission.