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The international border cuts through Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, rear, and Nogales, Ariz., as seen Monday, April 9, 2018, from Nogales, Ariz. Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey said 225 members of the state National Guard headed to the border with Mexico on Monday and more Guard members were deployed Tuesday to help the Border Patrol and other federal agencies that help secure the border. (Matt York/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
The international border cuts through Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, rear, and Nogales, Ariz., as seen Monday, April 9, 2018, from Nogales, Ariz. Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey said 225 members of the state National Guard headed to the border with Mexico on Monday and more Guard members were deployed Tuesday to help the Border Patrol and other federal agencies that help secure the border. (Matt York/AP)

With David Folkenflik

National Guard troops begin arriving at the U.S. border with Mexico. So, what are they going to do there?

Guests:

Alicia Caldwell, immigration and homeland security reporter, The Wall Street Journal. (@acaldwellwsj)

Vicente Calderón, journalist, producer and editor at Tijuanapress.com news media services. (@tijuanapress)

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies. (@JessicaV_CIS)

Rafael Carranza, covers the U.S.-Mexico border for The Arizona Republic and the USA Today Network. (@RafaelCarranza)

From The Reading List:

USA Today:  Thousands of National Guard troops begin deploying along Mexican border -- "National Guard troops have begun deploying along the Mexican border, answering a call from President Trump to combat the 'lawlessness that continues at our southern border.' "

Wall Street JournalTrump Sees 2,000 to 4,000 National Guard Troops at the Border  — "President Donald Trump anticipates sending 2,000 to 4,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico."

Arizona Republic: Mixed Reaction to National Guard Deployment at the Arizona Border — "Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday he will deploy 150 National Guard members to Arizona's border with Mexico, starting next week. But they will arrive to mixed feelings from residents and elected leaders on both sides of the international boundary."

This program aired on April 11, 2018.

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