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Steve Hillebrand / US Fish And Wildlife Service

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the death of a migrant minor at the Weslaco Border Patrol station.

Carson Frame / TPR News

It’s been just over a week since the governors of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California committed to sending around 2,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border.

That’s in response to a call to action by President Trump, who says there’s been an uptick in illegal border crossings and drug trafficking.

Some 900 troops have already arrived, but operations are not yet fully underway.


Carson Frame / Texas Public Radio

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that the Texas National Guard has so far deployed around 760 guardsmen along the U.S.-Mexico border in response to a call to action from President Trump.