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California governor says state's border troops won't enforce immigration

California governor says state's border troops won't enforce immigration

Reports began emerging Monday afternoon that California had rejected initial federal government plans for what National Guard troops - sent under the president's direction, and in coordination with the governor - would be doing in California.

'The governor has determined that what we have asked for so far is unsupportable, ' Vitiello told reporters.

Trump, who initially tweeted thanks to Brown last week after the governor agreed to deploy 400 Guard troops if they didn't enforce immigration law, issued a tweet early Tuesday complaining about limits California was setting.

But the Democratic Brown conditioned his support by insisting that California's troops have nothing to do with immigration enforcement. According to one USA official, the California Guard has suggested assigning about 40 troops to marijuana eradication across the state. Jerry Brown's strict terms meant the guard wouldn't even be allowed to fly surveillance missions, fix Border Patrol vehicles or perform clerical support for agents in the field. However, President Trump could cut the California National Guard's federal funding-or end its federal recognition, meaning California guard members could no longer be part of the USA military, as Capitol Public Radio reported.

California National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Thomas Keegan said on Monday that the state was still waiting for a formal response from the Trump Administration on the governor's proposed ban on federal troops' immigration work. Keegan released a statement saying, "the federal government has not yet responded and added that the next step is for the federal government to respond by signing the Memorandum of Agreement".




Trump tweeted: "Looks like Jerry Brown and California are not looking for safety and security along their very porous Border". Robert Salesses, the Defense Department's deputy assistant secretary for homeland defense integration, said the initial phase had called for 237 California troops.

Vitiello emphasized that California may participate in other ways that must still be worked out. "So we got plenty to do with respect to our borders", said Brown. "So, at some point that might come together".

"Trying to stop drug smuggling, human trafficking and guns going to Mexico to the cartels - that sounds to me like fighting crime", Brown said Tuesday. Brown said the state laws, now the target of a Justice Department lawsuit, do not interfere with the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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. The governor cast his decision as a welcome infusion of support paid for by the US government to fight transnational criminal gangs and drug and firearms smugglers.

The border mission could require up to 4,000 Guard personnel, but Pentagon officials now see a need for about 2,000 Guard members, said Robert Salesses, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Defense Integration. "But our National Guard general has been in touch with the National Guard people in Washington and from this perspective, he knows what the mission is, he's ready to go", said Brown.

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