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Combatting Trump, Two States Pull National Guard Troops From the Border

12 February 2019, 10:33 | Devin Moran

California Governor To Pull National Guard Troops From U.S.-Mexico Border: 'This Is Our Answer To The White House—No More Division'

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Gavin Newsom said on Monday that he is ready to withdraw hundreds of the state's National Guard troops from the U.S. -Mexico border, a rebuke to President Donald Trump's stance that a national security crisis is unfolding there.

Newsom will reassign roughly 110 troops to beef up California's fire preparation efforts in advance of the next wildfire season and expand the guard's counterdrug task force programme. He similarly ordered the troops to focus on combating transnational crime.

In a similar move, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham last week ordered most National Guard troops deployed at the state's border with Mexico to withdraw, also rejecting the Republican president's contention of a crisis.

But the National Guard has been aiding federal efforts along the border by handling duties that otherwise would have had to be performed by US troops and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, including vehicle maintenance, administrative support and operating cameras on the border.

Prior to Newsom's inauguration as governor, former Gov.

"Which is why I have given the National Guard a new mission..." The efforts to counter the Trump Administration's immigration enforcement increased last summer after outcry over the separating of families at the border.

A section of the U.S. -Mexico border fence as seen from Tijuana, Mexico.




Texas and Arizona still have troops on the border. Jerry Brown, agreed to do previous year.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham last week ordered the withdrawal of most National Guard troops deployed at the border by her Republican predecessor at Trump's request past year.

We will build a Human Wall if necessary. They can not act as a police force or make arrests. According to the governor's office, the troops will be pulled back by March 31.

Newsom, who visited one of those shelters a month before he was sworn into office, and other California state leaders have described what Trump has called a crisis at the border as "self-induced" by the president. Camera operators and dispatchers report any illegal border crossing without knowing a person's intent _ or whether they are a criminal or a person in search of a better life, Baldwin said.

Jerry Brown (above right) originally approved the mission through the end of March, but qualified that the state's troops "will not be enforcing federal immigration laws".

The Times quoted the speech asserting, "The Border "emergency" is a manufactured crisis".



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