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DeWine Sends More Resources To U.S. Border

Members of the Border Patrol Tactical Team, keep watch on the border, as Vice President Kamala Harris arrives to tour the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Central Processing Center, Friday, June 25, 2021, in El Paso, Texas.
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Members of the Border Patrol Tactical Team, keep watch on the border, as Vice President Kamala Harris arrives to tour the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Central Processing Center, Friday, June 25, 2021, in El Paso, Texas.

Governor Mike DeWine is sending more resources to the U.S. southern border to help Texas with security.

A press release said the governor's office is sending 14 Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and supervisors to Texas for a two-week assignment. DeWine's office provided few details but said the patrol team will not be making arrests.

Last week DeWine approved the deployment of 185 Ohio Army National Guard members to the southern border following requests for help from Texas Governor Greg Abbot.

Abbot has asked other states for help with security amid what he's called an "invasion" of undocumented immigrants crossing the border. Democrats have called Abbot's response an overreaction and political theater that could increase the chances of violence against immigrants.

The deployment for the national guard members will be in late 2021. The guard members will join 115 members of the Ohio Guard's 1484th Transportation Company from North Canton previously deployed to the border. About 3,000 Guard members from several states are helping at the border.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.