Elected officials respond to National Guard at the border

Elected officials respond to National Guard at the border
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday, April 9 announced that hundreds of National Guard members will be deployed to the Arizona/Mexico border.

More are expected to arrive on Tuesday to support President Donald Trump's call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

Below is are responses from several elected officials.

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier

This morning, the Arizona border sheriffs had a conference call with Governor Ducey and members of his staff regarding the deployment of Arizona National Guard resources to assist with border security. The border sheriffs are appreciative of the level of communication and coordination we enjoy with the Governor and his staff. The Governor has assigned a member of his staff as a direct liaison with the border sheriffs regarding any issues which may arise regarding the deployment of military personnel.

Rep. Raul Grijalva

"Governor Ducey, granting the deployment of the U.S. National Guard to the U.S. — Mexico border is a mistake and an ineffective and wasteful use of U.S. military resources.

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels

This morning the Arizona border Sheriffs had a conference call with Governor Ducey and members of his staff regarding the deployment of Arizona National Guard resources to assist with border security. The border sheriffs are appreciative of the level of communication and coordination we enjoy with the Governor and his staff. The Governor has assigned a member of his staff as a direct liaison with the border sheriffs regarding any issues that may arise regarding the deployment of military personnel.

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