Tim, I have a personal friend who is in the Tx Natl guard. He has been at the border between Tx & Mx for months along with thousands of other reservists. He said it is a total waste of time and just a show, plus they are regularly taking fire from across the border with automatic weapons so this is not about "immigration" but about a war with the cartels who make billions from drugs and illegal immigration.Steve, Why doesn't Governors Abbott and Ducey ask other states with Republican Governors to send a high portion of their state National Guard to the Texas and Arizona borders (i.e., at the shore of the Rio Grande) to apprehend the Invaders when they reach the US shore and take them to the bridges to send them back? Make a huge international story when the Mexican authorities will not accept them.
I do not know which year this data is from for 28 states with Republican Governors: 194,212 Army National Guard + 53,317 Air National Guard = 247,529 total National Guard. Ken Cuccinelli says send National Guard to north shore of Rio Grande in Texas. If 65,000 of Army National Guard were sent to the Texas border from 28 states including Texas and Arizona (i.e., leaving 140,000 to defend the respective states), they could be stationed every 100 feet along the 1,241 mile border of Texas with Mexico. If Drones were used to identify where to station the National Guard every day, it would take much less troops to cover the border. This would send a message to the Cartel and Invaders to send them to Arizona, New Mexico, and California, which would overwhelm those states.