- Associated Press - Thursday, April 5, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says the state has not received a request to send any of its National Guard troops to the Mexican border, but he would “not be eager” to send them should he receive such a request.

The Republican Scott says the southern border is “outside of our realm, our geographic area.”

President Donald Trump this week said the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border had reached “a point of crisis” in his proclamation directing National Guard deployment to the southern border.

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In 2006, about 130 Vermont National Guard soldiers spent two weeks in Arizona helping the U.S. Border Patrol monitor the Mexican border.

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