Governor Brown Agrees To Send The National Gaurd To The Border But Just To Defy President Trump
In a rare turn of events California Governor, Jerry Brown actually agreed to obey a request from the President. Brown pledged to send 400 National Gaurd troops to the California-Mexico border, even receiving praise from President Trump.
However, that moment of bipartisan cooperation was just for show and very short lived. Just when you think the California Governor might but his citizens above his politics, Brown threw in stipulations. Basically stating that the troops will not enforce Trump’s Immigration plan.
According to The Daily Wire, Governors from the rest of the border states — Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas — have all openly welcomed the Trump administration’s plans for using National Guard personnel on the Southern border to help secure it until the border wall is built.
As Written By The Associated Press:
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday that California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected terms of the National Guard’s initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a state official said nothing was decided.
“The governor determined that what we asked for is unsupportable, but we will have other iterations,” Ronald Vitiello, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s acting deputy commissioner, told reporters in Washington.
Brown elicited rare and effusive praise from President Donald Trump last week for pledging 400 troops to the Guard’s third large-scale border mission since 2006.
But the Democratic governor conditioned his commitment on his state’s troops having nothing to do with immigration enforcement, even in a supporting role.
Brown’s announcement last week did not address what specific jobs the California Guard would and would not do, nor answer the thorny question of how state officials would distinguish work related to immigration from other duties.
Vitiello said the governor decided California will not accept terms of an initial troop rollout for the state that was similar to plans for the other three border states, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
According to two U.S. officials, the initial jobs for those troops include fixing and maintaining vehicles, using remote-control surveillance…
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