Trump Proclamation Will Send National Guard To Border

The Washington Post reports:

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said President Trump will sign a proclamation Wednesday that will direct her department and the Pentagon to work with states to deploy the National Guard.

The National Guard will assist Border Patrol agents by acting in support roles such as with road development and intelligence gathering, according to a person familiar with the plan.

The National Guard assistance will continue until legislation is passed to close “loopholes” that the Trump administration says allows certain immigrants to stay illegally in the country and leads to the “catch-and-release” practice of releasing immigrants from custody while they await their hearings, the person said.