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225 Guardsmen expected to arrive at AZ border this week

Posted at 6:15 AM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 12:36:29-04

Two-hundred twenty-five National Guard members are expected to be deployed to the border Monday according to Governor Doug Ducey.

KGUN9 learned today that an important call is expected to take place that will include Governor Ducey, Sheriff Napier. and Sheriff Estrada discussing logistics.

In the past Guardsmen have worked building parts of the border fence or creating roads.

Now their work is expected to revolve around surveillance or staffing observation posts.

They are also expected to stay clear of face to face law enforcement to free more border patrol agents for work in the field.