Gov. Jan Brewer is asking for more federal resources along Arizona’s border with Mexico.
In a letter to President Barack Obama released Tuesday, Brewer says Arizona’s roads and open spaces have become some of the main thoroughfares for illegal immigration traffic and illegal smuggling operations of drugs, weapons and humans.
Brewer is asking for more National Guard troops along the border to boost security and assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Her request is for 250 additional troops to bring the Arizona Joint Counter Narco-Terrorism Task Force to approximately 400 Army and Air National Guard soldiers and airmen.