Obama extends National Guard border deploymentLast year the administration deployed 1,200 soldiers in the four border states to assist with border security
By Martha Mendoza
The Associated Press
The Obama Administration is keeping the National Guard on the U.S.-Mexico border for at least another three months where the soldiers support the Border Patrol by watching for people sneaking across the border.
Department of Homeland Security spokesman Matthew Chandler says the soldiers act "as a critical bridge" while the administration brings new funding and personnel to the area.
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