Texas National Guard Troops to Assist Border Agents

Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 8:08am

Everyday Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement agencies are dealing with the tough task of combating human and drug smuggling.

Now Border Patrol agents in the Valley will be getting more help from 286 Texas National Guard soldiers to assist in protecting the border. Officials say its critical for boots on the ground to have help especially with the violence going on across in Mexico. Currently, the soldiers are being trained and should be assisting agents by the end of the month.

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