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Allen West blasts Gov. Greg Abbott over suicides, pay problems among National Guardsmen at the border

Abbott’s political challenger said guard members deployed to Operation Lone Star are facing late pay, being exposed to COVID-19, experiencing supply shortages and dealing with added stress that has led to multiple suicides tied to the mission.

A National Guard soldier leads a group of asylum seekers who have just crossed the border to be apprehended by Customs and Border Protection officers in Roma on Aug. 3, 2021.

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