According to new numbers, the National Guard has helped with 1600 apprehensions at the U.S Mexico border and confiscated 1000 pounds of Marijuana.
National Guard troops stationed along the US-Mexico border have contributed to 1,600 apprehensions of people crossing the border illegally and the capture of about 1,000 pounds of marijuana in their three-and-a-half weeks on the job, according to a Customs and Border Protection official.
The official said the National Guard troops have also contributed to 451 “turn backs,” where individuals abandon an attempt to illegally cross into the US
The agents weren’t able to provide comparison numbers but Border Patrol agents have claimed that the addition of National Guard Troops is much needed. They have taken over a lot of the surveillance capabilities and this has allowed for more Border Patrol agents to be on the border.