On the campaign trail, President Trump emphasized the need for stronger border security.
Keeping true to that, Trump has ordered National Guard troops to the border.
While some states have refused, one very surprising state is now backing this policy.
In recent days, Oregon’s Governor has loudly declared that she will not send any National Guard troops stationed in her state to help secure the southern border.
With that news, most would think that the highly liberal California would follow suit.
But in an extremely surprising decision, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that he will be sending National Guard troops to the U.S. border as a part of an “anti-crime” program.
In the a letter sent to Pentagon Chief Jim Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Brown stated that he will be sending 400 additional National Guard troops on top of 250 who are already assigned to an ongoing program to combat transnational crime.
The additional troops on the border will support law enforcement operations on the border.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
“California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he will accept federal funds to add National Guard members to a statewide anti-crime program, but did not say how many of those troops would go to the U.S.-Mexico border as a part of President Donald Trump’s order.
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. The additional staffing will allow the Guard to support law enforcement operations against transnational gangs, human traffickers and drug smugglers “throughout the state,” he said.
Brown did not specify how many of the new troops would be sent to the border, where California already has 55 guardsmen.
“The location of Guard personnel — and number specifically working in support of operations along the border, the coast and elsewhere in the state — will be dictated by the needs on the ground,” a spokesperson for the governor’s office told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an email.
Until Brown’s letter on Wednesday, California had been the only border state that had not authorized a deployment of National Guard troops to support Trump’s border security mission. Texas, New Mexico and Arizona have thus far pledged a combined deployment of 1,588 Guard members, 700 of which have already arrived on the border. The remainder are expected to arrive later this month.
In keeping with his previous rhetoric against Trump’s immigration agenda, Brown emphasized the California guardsmen will not be permitted to arrest border jumpers or other illegal immigrants.”
President Donald Trump has faced more scrutiny than perhaps any President in history.
Even when he pushes common sense proposals to secure our border, he is viciously attacked by the entire media.
Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to follow through with part of President Trump’s border security plans is a surprising move that will make our country safer.
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