A National Guard helicopter aircrew guides Border Patrol agents to the scene where an illegal aliens was attempting to flee from arrest. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

PHOTOS: National Guard, Border Patrol Crack Down on Smuggling

Photos released by U.S. Border Patrol provide insight into the role National Guard aircrews are playing to secure the southwestern border with Mexico. Operation Guardian Support reportedly assists in reducing the time needed to arrest smugglers and run rescue operations.

National Guard Lakota LUH-72 helicopter patrols along Texas border with Mexico. (U.S. National Guard File Photo-Major Will Cox)

SC National Guard Deploys Helicopters, Soldiers to Texas Border

Members of the South Carolina National Guard are deploying to Texas to join in the effort to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico. The National Guardsmen will bring aerial surveillance helicopters and support crews to help Border Patrol agents

HERMOSILLO, MEXICO - APRIL 23: Central American immigrants, part of an immigrant "caravan," march in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump on April 23, 2018 in Hermosillo, Mexico. They demonstrated against Trump's morning tweets calling for U.S. Homeland Security to stop them from crossing the border into the United States …

Reports: ‘Caravan Migrants’ Waiting to Cross Mexico-California Border

Several reports indicate that the fragments of the “migrant caravan” are now arriving south of the U.S. border with Mexico. Border Patrol officials in California and Arizona said they have not seen any illegal border crossings between ports of entry this week.

Abbott with National Guard at Border

PHOTOS: Troops Strengthen Border Security, Says Texas Governor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott told members of the state’s National Guard that their presence will strengthen border security and make a meaningful difference. The governor ordered 1,400 Texas National Guardsmen to the border in response to President Donald Trumps call for additional security measures.