President Donald Trump called last week for thousands of National Guard troops to be sent to the border in a deployment that some Democratic governors resisted and called political. He plans to work with federal officials to decide how long the National Guard stays at the border.
On their way to the border, Guardsmen will pass through a National Guard Base at Pinal Air Park just north of Marana.
Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico are all led by Republican governors.
Approximately 250 National Guard troops were deployed to the Texas-Mexico border on Friday. SC despatched troops to the border all through Operation Soar Start, the border deployment ordered by Bush in 2006.
"It will make a difference because I psychologically if the people that want to cross think that it's going to be harder, then they are going to take more time to think about it and if it's really worth it", said the rancher.
The statement says the troops will help law enforcement agencies stem "the flow of trafficked people, criminals, narcotics, weapons, and ammunition trafficked in the state".
"We're glad that they are coming", said one rancher who didn't want to be identified.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, has expressed support for National Guard troops supporting Border Patrol agents in her state, but not deployed them.
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Trump has talked about he wishes to utilize the military on the border until progress is made on his proposed border wall, which has principally stalled in Congress. Safety Secretary James Mattis last Friday authorised paying for as a lot as 4,000 Nationwide Guard personnel from the Pentagon value vary by way of the tip of September.
El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Hull says troops are nowhere near deploying yet.
Governors who send troops retain command and control over their state's Guard members and the US Government picks up the cost.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican, offered to send members of his state's Guard as well.
Administration officers have talked about that rising numbers of people being caught on the southern border, whereas in keeping with seasonal traits now, require an instantaneous response.
The National Guard has previously been deployed to help patrol the southern border, including in 2010 under former president Barack Obama, and from 2006-2008 under George W. Bush.
California National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Tom Keegan said last week that any request will be "promptly reviewed to determine how best we can assist our federal partners".