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Wisconsin National Guard troops head to southern border

Wisconsin National Guard troops head to southern border

About two dozen Wisconsin National Guard troops will travel to Arizona to bolster border security, with more to follow in the coming weeks, state military officials announced Monday.

President Donald Trump in April directed the U.S. Department of Defense to support the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to secure the southern border. A number of border states, including Arizona, mobilized their National Guard forces to support federal border patrol agents and have asked for help from other states. The Wisconsin National Guard said in a news release that Arizona officials requested Wisconsin's assistance.

The Wisconsin deployment comes as Trump's administration is taking...

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