National Guard Troops Help at U.S.-Mexico Border

More than 6,000 National Guard troops are now on the U.S. border with Mexico, helping the U.S. Border Patrol confront people attempting to cross illegally. The Guardsmen are helping with logistics, surveillance and maintenance. The Guard help has put more agents back on the border. Sarah Bush of KUT reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.