Lakota helicopters were seen lifting off at the Armed Forces Reserve Centre in Austin on Friday, after Arizona and Texas announced that 400 National Guard members would be sent to the US-Mexico border by next week. Two Lakota choppers are reportedly heading to the border area as part of the deployment. In response to US President Donald Trump's call for troops, Arizona said it would send 150... Еще troops, while Texas will deploy 250. A total of 4,000 National Guard are to be deployed to the border. On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Trump's plan to send troops to the US-Mexico border, a bill which he later signed off. «The mobilisation of the National Guard will be an important part of the strategy to confront the growing threat of illegal immigration, drugs and violent gang members coming across our southern border,» Sanders said.