Mexico The Cal. National Guard Is Working At the Mexican Border, But Mostly Behind The Scenes By Steve Walsh • May 24, 2018 Steve Walsh / American Homefront In California - a state with strong differences with the White House on immigration policy - about 400 troops are on border duty. But they're keeping a low profile. National Guard Deployments Start Slowly At U.S./Mexico Border By Carson Frame • Apr 18, 2018 Carson Frame / American Homefront Hundreds of troops have arrived to assist Border Patrol agents. But National Guard operations are not yet fully underway. Deported Veterans Hope To Return To Nation They Fought For By Dorian Merina • Jun 15, 2017 Dorian Merina / American Homefront Hundreds of veterans - who served in the U.S. military as non-citizens - were later deported for committing civilian crimes.