KENTUCKY – According to the statement, he announced plans to send 220 soldiers to the border, joining approximately 3,000 guard personnel from other states.
Governor Andy Beshear said that the soldiers would deploy in late 2021 and that the deployment would begin sometime around October
He did not further specify where along the border.
The Guardsmen and women will provide operational and logistics support.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data, there were more than 180,000 unauthorized U.S. southern border crossings in May 2021, compared to a little more than 23,000 in May 2020.