SHREVEPORT, LA - National Guard Troops from Louisiana will be helping patrol the Texas border with Mexico.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has asked for help from neighboring states to patrol the border and keep illegal immigrants from entering the United States into Texas.

Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry traveled to the border to see the crisis for himself and he has agreed to send help to Texas.

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Who Is Going to Texas to Help?

Soldiers from the 2-108th Cavalry Squadron in Shreveport will be participating in the first rotation and soldiers from the 61st Troop Command, based in Carville will round out the two remaining rotations for Operation Lone Star.

Louisiana National Guard Spokesperson, Lt. Col. Noel Collins says 50 soldiers will be deployed for three rotations.

“Over a full 90-day period to support with the border. And making sure that we assist with anything that Texas is requiring,“ said Collins.

Collins said Texas has asked for Louisiana guardsmen to arrive no later than March 15th.

“They’ll be mustering very soon and making sure they’ve got all of their equipment and personnel in place and then they’ll depart the state and head to Texas,” said Collins.

The are preparing to stay in Texas until mid-June.

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What Will These Louisiana Soldiers Be Doing?

Collins says they will be helping with patrolling and helping to place obstacles to keep illegals from entering Texas.

But she says we will know more about the duties once they get to Texas and begin getting directions from the Texas National Guard soldiers already in place.

Louisiana lawmakers approved Governor Jeff Landry's plan to spend $3 million dollars to cover the cost of this assistance.

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