Jerry Brown May Resist Deploying 400 National Guard Troops to Border

California rejects plan to send National Guard troops to Mexico border, AP reports

California rejects plan to send National Guard troops to Mexico border, AP reports

The Defense Department will provide DHS with up to 4,000 National Guard troops to support the April 4 presidential memorandum authorizing the enhanced presence along the southwest border, said Robert G. Salesses, deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense integration and defense support of civil authorities. Jerry Brown rejected terms of the National Guard's initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a state official said nothing was decided. Brown's agreement and cover letter were an attempt to appease Trump's request for assistance without actually allowing his National Guard to be used for the mission Trump wants those troops: to guard the border and repel unauthorized immigrants until his wall is constructed.

State officials have not rejected anything since the governor responded to the federal government last Wednesday with the proposed "Memorandum of Agreement Between the State of California and the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security". "At some point that might come together", said Ronald D. Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, which oversees both the Border Patrol and the ports of entry.

"California Governor Jerry Brown is doing the right thing and sending the National Guard to the Border".

But the Democratic governor conditioned his commitment on his state's troops having nothing to do with immigration enforcement, even in a supporting role.

Vitiello emphasized that California may participate in other ways that must still be worked out.

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President Trump declared on April 6 that he would send troops to the US southern border in four states, but would work with the four border-state governors to do so.

Brown has been the only holdout among border state governors, as Texas, New Mexico and Arizona - all led by Republicans - moved quickly to send personnel.

In his agreement, Brown made it clear that California would "accept federal funding to increase the number of personnel supporting ongoing operations of the California National Guard to combat drugs and transnational crime, now staffed by 250 personnel statewide, including 55 near California's southern border". We got a signal from California they're interested in improving border security.

New government funding for the country would go into "support surgeries targeting prohibited firearm, individual traffickers and multinational gangs and drug smugglers along the border and throughout the country", the correspondence read.

Title 32 status is full-time duty other than inactive duty performed by a member of the National Guard.

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The Trump administration says it will send as many as 4,000 to cope with a jump in illegal crossings, after arrests along the Mexico border hit their highest level in 15 months.

Vice Chief of the National Guard Bureau Lt.

While noting that the number changes daily, Hokanson said his latest figures show more than 900 troops have deployed for the mission: 250 in Arizona, just over 60 in New Mexico, and around 650 in Texas.

He mentioned adding capacity in CBP air and marine operations besides what the Guard would bring in aviation support.

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