Calif. Governor Says Deal Reached on National Guard Mission; Won’t Build the Wall or Enforce Border Laws

(From The Washington Examiner)

California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to deploy 400 National Guard troops to deal with border issues but with two conditions: they won’t enforce immigration laws, and they won’t help build a border wall.

Brown’s late Wednesday announcement followed a back-and-forth with the Department of Homeland Security about the precise mission of California’s National Guard Troops. Brown, a Democrat, made it clear the limitations he was putting on the troops.

“[T]he Governor’s order, issued today, specifies that the California National Guard will not enforce immigration laws or participate in the construction of any new border barrier,” said a statement released by Brown’s office. “The location of Guard personnel – and number specifically working in support of operations within the state, along the coast and at the U.S.-Mexico border – will continue to be dictated by the needs on the ground.”

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