Mexico

Members of the Cal. National Guard stand silently as the backdrop for a news conference in El Centro, Cal. by the local head of Customs and Border Protection, Gloria Chavez.
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.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (left) and Manuel Padilla, chief of the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector, meet National Guard troops in Weslaco, Tex.
Carson Frame / American Homefront

Hundreds of troops have arrived to assist Border Patrol agents.  But National Guard operations are not yet fully underway.

Army veteran Hector Barajas stands outside the Deported Veterans House in Tijuana. The House has a database of 350 deported veterans, but Barajas estimates the numbers could be much higher.
Dorian Merina / American Homefront

Hundreds of veterans - who served in the U.S. military as non-citizens - were later deported for committing civilian crimes.