(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.”