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Texas' border lawmakers say they're in the dark on troop deployment

A day after federal officials announced that active-duty military will descend on the border to thwart the caravan of Central American asylum-seekers slowly approaching the United States, border lawmakers said they haven't been given details about the estimated 5,200-troop deployment.

Troops meet at the National Guard armory in far south Texas as they hear words of encouragement from Governor Greg Abbott while preparing for deployment at the Texas-Mexico border. Weslaco, April 12, 2018.

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