Justice sends National Guard contingent to border

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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CHARLESTON — Heeding a request for assistance from Texas, Gov. Jim Justice is sending a small group of West Virginia National Guard members to the southern border with Mexico even as the Guard continues to serve in the state’s prisons and jails. Speaking during his weekly administration briefing Wednesday morning, Justice said he approved 50 National Guard soldiers and airmen to go to Texas on a 30-day mission to support Texas in Operation Lone Star as part of an Emergency Management Assistance Compact. “Today, I’m announcing another mission for our...

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