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US California OKs limited troop deployment for Trump's request

23:36  11 april  2018
23:36  11 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

Trump may keep National Guard at Mexican border until wall is built

  Trump may keep National Guard at Mexican border until wall is built President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday he will probably keep National Guard troops posted along the Mexican border until construction is complete on the wall he has promised to build to stem illegal immigration. Trump said he wants to see 2,000 to 4,000 troops at the border, adding he is looking at how much it will cost to station the National Guard members there.On Wednesday, the administration announced that it was coordinating with the governors of the border states at how the National Guard can support federal border control officers.

California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump ' s request , but not all will head to the U.S.-Mexico border as Trump wants and none will enforce federal immigration enforcement.

(AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump ' s request , but not all A letter sent Wednesday to the Trump administration by Brown says the California troops will focus on combating transnational drug crime, firearms smuggling and

The International border cuts through Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, right, and Nogales, Ariz., as seen Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from Nogales, Ariz. The Republican governors of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico on Monday committed 1,600 Guard members to the border, giving President Donald Trump many of the troops he requested to fight what he's called a crisis of migrant crossings and crime. (AP Photo/Matt York) © The Associated Press The International border cuts through Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, right, and Nogales, Ariz., as seen Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from Nogales, Ariz. The Republican governors of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico on Monday committed 1,600 Guard members to the border, giving President Donald Trump many of the troops he requested to fight what he's called a crisis of migrant crossings and crime. (AP Photo/Matt York)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump's request, but not all will head to the U.S.-Mexico border as Trump wants and none will enforce federal immigration enforcement.

Trump tweets as National Guard troops deploy: 'We are sealing up our Southern Border'

  Trump tweets as National Guard troops deploy: 'We are sealing up our Southern Border' President Trump touted his efforts to increase security at the border Saturday afternoon as National Guard troops began to deploy to the area. "We are sealing up our Southern Border," Trump tweeted. "The people of our great country want Safety and Security. The Dems have been a disaster on this very important issue!" President Trump touted his efforts to increase security at the border Saturday afternoon as National Guard troops began to deploy to the area.

California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump ' s request , but none will enforce federal immigration

California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump ' s request , but not all will head to the U.S.-Mexico border as Trump wants and none will enforce federal immigration enforcement.

"Let's be clear on the scope of this mission," the Democrat Brown wrote in a letter to the Trump administration. "This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life."

Instead, Brown said the troops would join an existing program to combat transnational drug crime, firearms smuggling and human trafficking. They would join 250 existing California National Guard troops, including 55 who are at the border.

Trump wants up to 4,000 troops sent to the border to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking and has already won commitments for about 1,600 from the Republican governors of the other states that border Mexico — Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

The California Guard members may be deployed at the border, the coast and elsewhere statewide, Brown said.

The federal government must agree to the terms before the troops would be deployed.

California deployed troops to the border under former Presidents George W. Bush in 2006 and Barack Obama in 2010.

With one tweet, Trump appears to scrap funding for Gov. Jerry Brown's National Guard deployment .
LOS ANGELES - The awkward dance between California Gov. Jerry Brown and the federal government over the National Guard jerked back toward discord on Thursday, when President Donald Trump said he would refuse to pay for a new deployment of troops - just hours after his administration said otherwise. Trump called Brown's decision to approve 400 troops for a mission focused on combatting transnational crime and drug a "charade" in a tweet. "We need border security and action, not words!" the president wrote.There was no immediate reaction from Brown, whose administration believes the agreement was completed on Wednesday.

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