California rejects Trump administration Arrange for National Guard troops on Boundary

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

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

The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide 'mission support, ' which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

A National Guard troop watches over Rio Grande River on the border in Roma, Texas on Wednesday.

Jerry Brown got some rare praise from the president when he pledged to send 400 of the state's National Guard troops to the border mission last week.

California National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Thomas Keegan told the Associated Press on Monday that the state was awaiting a formal response from the Trump administration.

Vitiello said the governor decided California will not accept terms of an initial troop rollout for the state that was similar to plans for the other three border states, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Ron Vitiello, the acting deputy commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection, said Brown had declined the initial roles put forward for Guardsmen. "The next step is for the federal government to respond by signing the Memorandum of Agreement", per a statement released by the California National Guard. "I do believe that the governor tried to find a way to make sure we address critical needs and concerns that California would have when it comes to protecting our border", said Becerra at a press conference Monday afternoon. Jerry Brown is rejecting the troops' assignment from the federal government. "So, at some point that might come together".

But Brown allegedly insisted that California's troops haven't anything todo with immigration authorities. Drawing that line will likely prove hard because the Border Patrol combats illegal immigration but also drug smuggling and other crimes.

Brown last week characterized his choice to donate troops because a welcome infusion of support that was funded to fight multinational criminal gangs and drug and firearms smugglers.

Members of the Arizona National Guard listen to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on April 9, 2018 at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix, Arizona. The additional staffing would allow the Guard to support statewide law enforcement operations, Brown said but emphasized the guardsmen would not detain border jumpers or other illegal aliens. General Daniel R. Hokanson, the National Guard Bureau's vice chief.

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