California Refuses to Cooperate with Trump’s Crackdown on Illegal Immigration, Send Troops to Border
As members of the National Guard begin arriving at the US-Mexico border in Texas and Arizona, the liberal state of California has so-far refused to cooperate with President Trump’s decision to deploy the military to crackdown on illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
Governor Jerry Brown continues to dodge questions on whether his administration will cooperate with the revised federal guidelines; continuing months of an escalating showdown over his state’s ‘Sanctuary’ policies that limit cooperation with national immigration agents.
A spokesperson for Governor Brown said he was actively “reviewing” the President’s request for members of the California National Guard.
Under current law, the President’s “request” for troops allows the federal government to pay the costs associated with the deployment but still puts the National Guard under complete control of state governors.
Defense Secretary Mattis has approved federal funding for upwards of 4,000 National Guard members to help protect the United States’ southern border with Mexico.
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