Royce Urges President to Maintain National Guard Troop Presence Along U.S.-Mexico Border
In a letter to President Obama, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) joined his colleagues to urge the President to maintain the current National Guard troop presence along the U.S.-Mexico border.In a letter to President Obama, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) joined his colleagues to urge the President to maintain the current National Guard troop presence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
National Guard troops were deployed in 2006 under Operation Jump Start in an effort to meet border security needs. The Obama Administration recently announced plans to reduce the number of National Guard troops deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border. Royce and his colleagues have urged President Obama to maintain the current National Guard troop presence.
Earlier this year, Rep. Royce traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to see the challenges facing our Customs personnel and the Border Patrol. He learned first-hand what resources and tools are necessary to improve operational control of the border. Following his trip to New Mexico, Arizona and Texas, Royce introduced the Keeping the Pledge on Immigration Act, legislation that calls for establishing operational control of the border, encourages state and local law enforcement to assist with immigration laws, and strengthens visa security.
NOTE: A signed copy of the letter to President Obama can be found here.