Officials: National Guard troops headed to border next month

U.S. National Guard forces will begin organizing along the U.S. border with Mexico in August and will be completely trained and deployed by the end of the month, government officials announce Monday.

A number of 1,200 Army and Air National Guard troops will be in place for a year to assist the Border Patrol in checking and capturing illegal settlers crossing the border into the United States.They will hand out as a "gap-filler" while the Customs and Border Patrol agency hires extra staff to fill the demand in protection along the almost 2,000-mile-long southern border with Mexico.

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