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Texas officially requests first 50 Guard members from Louisiana

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2024
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has officially requested Louisiana send 50 members of its state National Guard to assist with security on its border with Mexico. Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry has already agreed to provide the support, an expenditure of state resources that needs legislative approval. Louisiana’s deployment to Texas will include “50 personnel in platoon sized elements, including leadership and certain equipment,” according to a statement from Landry’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). “Texas seeks help with security points, roving patrols and engineer operations along its 1,250...

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