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Obama to Deploy 1,200 National Guard Troops to Mexican Border

3:19 PM, May 25, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Washington Post:

The Obama administration plans to announce Tuesday that it will send as many as 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to improve border security, an Arizona congresswoman said.

Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords also said in a statement released Tuesday that President Barack Obama will request $500 million in funding for border security.

Why don't they just build a fence?

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