Obama sending 1,200 National Guardsmen to Mexico border 

Well, looks like somebody blinked:

The government has decided to deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help quell violence there, an Arizona lawmaker said Tuesday.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who represents a district in the southern part of the state, said that President Barack Obama will announce the deployment along with $500 million be included in legislation for extra border security and law enforcement.

“The White House is doing the right thing,” Giffords said in a statement. “The fulfillment of my request is a clear sign that this administration is beginning to take border security seriously.”

Arizona lawmakers from both parties have long-called on the Obama administration to send National Guard troops to help secure the border after a string of violence and drug cartel activity in the last few months.

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