22 Jul 2010

National Guard deployed to US-Mexico border

6:09 am on 22 July 2010

US National Guard troops will begin deploying in four states along the US-Mexico border next month.

Twelve hundred troops, ordered to the border by President Barack Obama, form part of efforts to tackle illegal immigration and drug-trafficking.

Meanwhile, a new state law is due to come into effect in Arizona this month making it a crime to be in the state without immigration papers.