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Arizona Gov. declares state of emergency at border, sending National Guard

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency at the state’s southern border with Mexico, sending 250 National Guard troops there to assist law enforcement officials.

“The US Border Patrol is overwhelmed. Local law enforcement and mayors are calling out for help,” the Republican governor said Tuesday in a recorded statement.

“Citizens and our border communities are concerned for their safety and nonprofits, left to pick up the pieces of broken federal policies, are strained.”

Ducey said the state would allot $25 million to fund the National Guard mission, but did not clarify how long the deployment would last.

This comes as Democratic President Joe Biden is accused of inciting a chaotic migrant rush on the US border with Mexico after he vowed to unwind many of the immigration policies of his predecessor Donald Trump when he assumed office in January.

Ducey has quarreled with the Biden administration over its immigration policies, calling the situation on the border a “crisis.”

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