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New Mexico will not deploy National Guard to border

New Mexico will not deploy National Guard to border

Santa Fe, NM - Controversy continues to rise surrounding the immigration crisis on the US-Mexico border as New Mexico's governor takes a different approach to the problem.

Governor Susana Martinez's administration says New Mexico is not sending national guard troops to the border to deal with an influx of children and families from Central America trying to enter the country illegally.

A spokesman for Martinez's administration says there is no immediate plan to deploy the National Guard to the border on a state mission. This decision comes only a day after Texas governor Rick Perry announced to send 1,000 troops to the Texas-Mexico border.

An official with Martinez's administration also reported that the governor does believe there is a role for the National Guard in protecting the border, but the issues remained behind the funding for the programs that had National Guard troops supporting the border patrol with surveillance and other non-law enforcement duties to help deal with border violence.
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