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In this June 20, 2008, file photo, members of the 200th Red Horse Air National Guard Civil Engineering Squadron from Camp Perry in Ohio work on building a road at the border in Nogales, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

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Trump: 2,000-4,000 troops needed for Mexico border security

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.