Border Network Protests Troop Deployment
POSTED: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 12:29pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 5:52pm
EL PASO - A local advocacy group is protesting the deployment of National Guard troops on the U.S./Mexico border.
Guardsmen are due to arrive on Sunday.
The Border Network for Human Rights says militarization of the border is not without consequences.
The organization says it is time to rethink border policy and that increasing the number of armed agents and soldiers on the border does not enhance national security.
The Border Network delivered a letter to U.S. Representative Silvestre Reyes urging him to take the lead in opposing the further militarization of the border.