California has agreed to deploy 400 National Guard troops at Trump's request

Glen Norman
April 12, 2018

"This will not be a mission to build a new wall".

In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Pentagon chief Jim Mattis, Brown said 400 additional National Guard Troops would join the 250 assigned to an ongoing program to combat transnational crime.

Some South Carolina members of the National Guard could be headed for border duty.

"Let's be clear on the scope of this mission", the Democrat Brown wrote in a letter to the Trump administration. There was a large spike in the number of attempted illegal border crossing into the USA from Mexico in the past couple of months. In a press launch, the Guard talked about the troops will help frequent laws enforcement stem "the motion of trafficked people, criminals, narcotics, weapons, and ammunition trafficked inside the state".


The only holdout border state was California, led by Democratic Gov.

President Barrack Obama sent 1,200 National Guard troops to the border in 2010. It will not be a assignment to locate women and children or detain persons escaping violence and trying a better existence.

Most illegal immigrants are transported across the border by the drug cartels, Abbott said and believes if the cartels are stopped, illegal immigration will go down.

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


The Republican on Tuesday reiterated plans to put more than 1,000 National Guard members into action.

The Mexican bishops' statement: "For the Dignity of Migrants", followed Trump's April 4 announcement to deploy troops to the border to thwart the entry of unauthorized migrants. Jerry Brown. Some Guard troops already are deployed on the border for counter-drug operations.

Despite Trump's repeated warnings about rampant illegal immigration, the number of people apprehended crossing the border - generally considered a roughly accurate gauge of illegal crossings - has fallen sharply in recent years and is now at the lowest ebb since 1971, about one-fifth the level of the late 1990s, according to Border Patrol data. Some have chosen to remain in Mexico, but others have made a decision to try and continue to the U.S.


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