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Old 05-25-2010, 02:20 PM
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Exclamation Lawmaker: Obama to send 1,200 troops to border

Lawmaker: Obama to send 1,200 troops to border

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press Writer Jacques Billeaud,

Associated Press Writer 1 hr 16 mins ago

PHOENIX The Obama administration plans to announce Tuesday that it will send as many as 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to improve border security, an Arizona congresswoman said.

Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords also said in a statement released Tuesday that President Barack Obama will request $500 million in funding for border security.

Part of Giffords' district borders Mexico.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's spokesman said the governor hadn't been told of the move prior to her office being contacted by The Associated Press and had no immediate comment.

In 2006, President George W. Bush sent thousands of troops to the border to perform support duties that tie up immigration agents. The troops wouldn't perform significant law enforcement duties.

That program has since ended, and politicians in border states have called for troops to be sent there to curb human and drug smuggling and prevent Mexico's drug violence from spilling over into the United States.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100525/...l_guard_border
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