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National Guard troops begin AZ border deployment

This Thursday, April 22, 2010 photo shows the international border in Nogales, Ariz.  The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in the southern Arizona desert on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 under President Barack Obama's plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security, although they won't have any law enforcement authority. (AP Photo/Matt York)

This Thursday, April 22, 2010 photo shows the international border in Nogales, Ariz. The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in the southern Arizona desert on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 under President Barack Obama's plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security, although they won't have any law enforcement authority. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to arrive Monday along parts of the Arizona border with Mexico.

The troops are part of President Barack Obama’s plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security, although they won’t have any law enforcement authority.

Authorities would not say how many troops would start Monday, but said waves of them will be deploying every Monday until all 532 are on the Arizona border, likely by the end of September.

In May, Obama ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the border.

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