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Members Of Congress Call On Biden To Recall Troops From Border Deployment, Razor Wire

Members of Congress have asked the Biden administration to recall nearly 4,000 troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Trump.

The letter was signed by 22 members of Congress, including southern Arizona Democrat Raúl Grijalva.

President Biden ended the emergency declaration for the border region that Trump initiated in 2019 but the troops remained and so far, there’s been no information from the Pentagon or Homeland Security that that will change. 

The letter also calls on Biden’s administration to strip the concertina wire welded to the border wall in urban stretches like Nogales, Arizona.

The letter follows reports by KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk that the administration was keeping the deadly wire up. A spokesman for Customs and Border Protection deferred questions to the White House. We’ll follow up with the Biden Administration.

Fronteras Desk senior editor Michel Marizco is an award-winning investigative reporter based in Flagstaff.