Immigration

Obama to Send 1,200 Troops to Border

Will this placate Arizonans? President Obama will announce on Tuesday plans to send 1,200 National Guardsmen to the Mexican border, plus he’ll request $500 million in funding for border enforcement. An official says the troops will be used “to provide intelligence; surveillance and reconnaissance support; intelligence analysis; immediate support to counternarcotics enforcement; and training capacity until Customs and Border Patrol can recruit and train additional officers and agents to serve on the border.”