Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

California rejects Trump administration Arrange for National Guard troops on Boundary

California rejects Trump administration Arrange for National Guard troops on Boundary

Members of the Arizona National Guard listen to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on April 9, 2018 at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix, Arizona.

Trump this month said he would send thousands of National Guard troops to the southern border, where they could remain until a border wall is constructed.

Brown's announcement last week did not address what specific jobs the California Guard would and would not do and or answer the thorny question of how state officials would distinguish work related to immigration from other duties.

Jerry Brown got some rare praise from the president when he pledged to send 400 of the state's National Guard troops to the border mission last week.

But the Democratic Brown conditioned his support by insisting that California's troops have nothing to do with immigration enforcement. "It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life".

Several cities including Los Angeles are "sanctuary cities" that require local law enforcement agencies not to tell federal agents about residents' legal status. Jerry Brown that California is willing to deploy its National Guard to the border - and elsewhere in the state - to combat transnational crime, the Trump administration said Monday the terms of California's deployment are still under negotiation.

Brown's office was noncommittal about how numerous 400 additional guardsmen would be sent to the border, The Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported.

The Guard had about 900 troops working on the border mission Monday, a number that changes daily, said Lt.

Discussions between Sacramento and federal officials hit a roadblock over the weekend, when state authorities refused to agree to let guardsmen do vehicle maintenance and other jobs outlined in an initial federal plan, according to the AP's report.

Talks between USA and California officials about the duties the California troops would perform soured Friday and over the weekend after state authorities told federal officials that they would not participate in vehicle maintenance and the other jobs outlined for an initial phase across the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the US officials said.

Even with California's Guard mobilization, Trump would have fallen short of his proposed deployment of at least 2,000 troops to the border.

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.

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