More states sending National Guard troops to Texas to help with border security

National Guard at Border
Photo credit ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / Contributorn Getty Images

More states are sending members of the National Guard to Texas to help with border security.

The Governor of Virginia is sending 100 troops to the border and the Governor of West Virginia is sending 50 troops as the crisis at the US / Mexico border continues.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott had requested help from other states through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. Members of the West Virginia National Guard will arrive in August.

The Governor of Iowa announced earlier this week that she would be sending about 100 members of her state's national guard along with 30 public safety officers to the Texas-Mexico border in August and September.

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