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The Economic Cost of Deployment: An Analysis of the Effects of National Guard Troop Deployment on the Lower Rio Grande Valley and Texas
Report Published on September 03, 2014

In July 2014, National Guard troops in Texas were deployed to the US-Mexico border as a response to the influx of immigrants (mostly children) from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. While troops have been sent to the area on various occasions in the past, the deployment raised concern among some area residents and community leaders who fear that it could take a toll on the regional economy.