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Pictured is just one of the many outposts manned by the National Guard near the Arizona-Mexico border in Sasabe, Ariz. National guard contingents in U.S. states that border Mexico say they are waiting for guidance from Washington to determine what they will do following President Donald Trump's proclamation directing deployment to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal officials fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking, but it wasn't clear who would be called up or if they would even be allowed to carry guns.

By ANITA SNOW & CATHERINE LUCEY, AP April 6, 2018
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