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Border Patrol officials discuss National Guard deployment to US-Mexico border

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Posted at 9:31 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 14:19:52-04

(KGTV) - U.S. Border Patrol officials will answer questions Monday regarding the National Guard’s deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border.

In mid-April, Gov. Jerry Brown reached an agreement with the Trump administration to authorize 400 California National Guard troops to assist the Border Patrol in operations including the stopping of criminal activity involving drugs, guns and gangs.

The National Guard mission in El Centro will not involve enforcement of immigration laws, according to Brown.

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10News learned troops will be mostly used in support roles, such as camera operations and radio dispatch.