Brown's Bid to Finesse Trump's National Guard Plan

California rejects plan to send National Guard troops to Mexico border, AP reports

No Agreement Yet Between California, Defense Department On Terms For National Guard Deployment

Differences involving the US and also California authorities about the responsibilities California troops could work, as stated by the Associated Press, soured during the weekend after California authorities told the Trump government they wouldn't engage in vehicle maintenance and also other initial jobs all over the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Jerry Brown finally agreed to allow the California National Guard to send 400 troops to the U.S. -Mexico border, but would not allow guard members to stop illegal immigrants from entering the country illegally, in exchange for money from the Trump administration to beef up the state's guard. Gov.

Talks are ongoing and the federal government has yet to publicly respond to Brown's demand that troops avoid immigration enforcement or the state's position on avoiding the specific jobs proposed, the officials said.

But the Democratic leader said they would only go if they had nothing to do with immigration enforcement, which means Trump will likely revert to his previous view of Brown, whom he had mocked on Twitter. State insiders with knowledge of the talks spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Brown's agreement and cover letter were an attempt to appease Trump's request for assistance without actually allowing his National Guard to be used for the mission Trump wants those troops: to guard the border and repel unauthorized immigrants until his wall is constructed. The state informed federal officials that its troops will not be allowed to fix vehicles, operate remote surveillance equipment, operate radios, or provide other "mission support" to border agents. "The federal government has not yet responded", Keegan said in a statement sent to reporters.

California government pushed Monday on a Trump government official's claim that Gov.

Officials said they are planning for a mission that would include some 2,000 troops in total.

"California Governor Jerry Brown is doing the right thing and sending the National Guard to the Border".

Brown sought to avoid the perception that he had capitulated: Washington pays the bill, Brown retains command of the troops and the Guard's mission will not include stopping illegal border crossings.

The Brown administration said Monday it's waiting for the federal government to sign the Memorandum of Agreement that California submitted last week.

"We are in continuing dialogue, discussion with the California National Guard and we'll work closely with Chief Vitiello to see if there's other kinds of responses willing to accept - California would accept..." said Salesses.

A National Guard troop watches over Rio Grande River on the border in Roma, Texas on Wednesday. He was not specific about jobs his troops would or would not perform or how he would distinguish between immigration-related work and going after criminal gangs and drug and gun smugglers.

Senate President Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) also applauded Brown and said the National Guard would be better utilized to "curtail the flow of high-powered assault weapons from California into Mexico and combat Russian drug cartel operations in California". The other border-state governors have all embraced Trump's plans, with Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas pledging nearly half of the up to 4,000 troops Trump requested. Almost 250 were in Arizona, more than 60 in New Mexico and about 650 in Texas.

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