[ti:National Guard Deployed to U.S.-Mexico Border on Security Concerns] [by:www.51voa.com] [00:00.00]更多听力请访问51VOA.COM [00:00.56]National Guard members have started arriving at the United States border with Mexico. [00:08.16]More of the reserve military members are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. [00:16.32]The governors of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico [00:21.68]have promised 1,600 National Guard troops to serve at the border. [00:29.72]President Donald Trump requested the troops to increase border security. [00:36.52]He has called the illegal immigration and drug trafficking situation in the area a crisis. [00:44.97]A proclamation on the issue notes "the lawlessness that continues at our southern border." [00:55.08]California has not announced whether troops from the state's National Guard will take part. [01:03.48]California's Governor, Jerry Brown, has often disagreed with Trump's immigration policies. [01:12.08]Brown is a member of the Democratic Party. [01:17.36]A spokesman for Brown, Evan Westrup, said California officials [01:24.07]are still considering Trump's request for troops. [01:28.72]The president said last week that he wants to send 2,000 [01:34.84]to 4,000 National Guard members to the border. [01:39.68]Trump administration officials have said immediate action is needed [01:46.32]to deal with the increasing number of people caught at the border. [01:52.80]The number of people trying to cross the border illegally [01:57.16]has sharply increased in recent weeks, in part because of warming weather. [02:05.64]Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama [02:10.68]also deployed National Guard members to the border during their terms in office. [02:18.01]Arizona Governor Doug Ducey spoke to Guard troops on Monday. [02:25.48]He said that their "mission is about providing manpower and resources" [02:31.80]to support border control agencies. [02:36.08]The Associated Press reported that Ducey said [02:40.28]he did not consider the deployment a political issue. [02:46.00]"You show me somebody who is for drug cartels or human trafficking [02:52.40]or this ammunition that's coming over a wide-open and unprotected border here," he said. [03:00.91]Speaking to a local radio station, Texas Governor Greg Abbot [03:07.72]said his state would provide about 300 troops each week, [03:13.36]for a total of at least 1,000 troops. [03:18.36]He said some Guard members will be armed [03:22.36]if they are deployed to a possibly dangerous place. [03:28.00]However, he added that is not the main purpose for their deployment. [03:35.40]Abbot, who is a Republican, also said there was no time limit for the deployment. [03:43.96]New Mexico's governor Susana Martinez [03:47.88]said more than 80 Guard members would deploy this week. [03:53.56]She said they will be the first of about 250 troops from New Mexico to serve on the border. [04:03.48]South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster also offered to deploy troops to the border. [04:12.40]Martinez and McMaster are both members of the Republican Party, like Trump. [04:19.76]The Defense Department has approved the deployment [04:24.73]of up to 4,000 National Guard troops through September. [04:32.00]Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs said his government [04:37.20]is considering its cooperation with the United States. [04:43.92]Luis Videgaray told local media on Monday that he will give the results of a study [04:51.84]on the situation to President Enrique Pe?a Nieto in the coming weeks. [04:59.72]Mexico's Senate passed a resolution calling on the government to suspend cooperation [05:07.48]with the United States on illegal immigration and drug trafficking. [05:14.44]The measure, which is said to be an answer to Trump's border actions, is non-binding. [05:23.32]Videgaray said no action had been taken. [05:28.52]"No decision has been taken to reduce [05:31.80]or suspend any mechanism or cooperation," he said. [05:37.36]I'm Mario Ritter. [05:41.24]更多听力请访问51VOA.COM