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Obama Could Send National Guard To Monitor Border

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Obama Could Send National Guard To Monitor Border

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Obama Could Send National Guard To Monitor Border

Obama Could Send National Guard To Monitor Border

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A U.S. Border Patrol officer walks near the Rio Grande river in Halinger, Texas. Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama could deploy National Guard troops to the U.S. Mexico border. In a recent talk with reporters, the president expressed concern about escalating drug violence in Mexico, and its potential to spill across the border.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who chairs the House subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism. She discusses the possibility.