National Guard to be Deployed in the Big Bend

At a press conference this morning in El Paso, Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Ron Vitiello confirmed National Guard troops will be deployed in the Big Bend Sector of the Border Patrol.

In response to a question from Gazette Publisher John Waters asking if guard troops will be deployed in the sector Vitiello said, “Big Bend Sector will participate in the support the guard is giving us.” In follow up questions from Waters, Vitiello could not yet elaborate on the number of National Guard troops coming to the region, nor could he say if they will be deployed in Big Bend National Park.

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