California Guard Says Federal Funding Approved Even As Trump Tweets Criticism

Trump threatens to cut funding from California troop deployment

Trump slams California Gov. Brown for sending 'do-nothing' National Guard to border

"Governor Jerry Brown announced he will deploy "up to 400 National Guard Troops" to do nothing", Mr. Trump tweeted. President Donald Trump then set the projected troop deployment level at 2,000 to 4,000.

Federal officials refused to sign the proposal because they said it was outside established protocol for the Guard.

National Guard troops will not perform apprehensions, but instead will offer personnel support, conduct surveillance, fix current border wall/fence and vehicle maintenance.

It wasn't until late last week that California Gov. In a letter dated April 11, Brown addressed Sec. This stood in contrast to federal officials' declaration that troops were being sent to the southern border. "Sending members of the Wisconsin National Guard to militarize the border against unarmed men, women and children is absurd". The activities did not include any immigration law enforcement, but rather to serve in support roles.

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.

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In response to Trump's Thursday morning Twitter post, Brown's office pointed to a message - also on Twitter - posted Thursday afternoon Trump's Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, who wrote, "Just spoke (with Brown) about deploying the (National Guard) in California".

"National Guard personnel bring valuable training and skillsets which we will be able to strategically link into our mission requirements", said Del Rio Sector Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. "The border is not a warzone and the United States' obligations to receive asylum-seekers under global law is a humanitarian mission, not a military one".

Brown's Thursday declaration compared the current deployment to those initiated in 2006 under President George Bush and in 2010 under President Barack Obama.

California reached Wednesday's agreement after securing the federal government's commitment this week to fund the mission, Brown's office said. "We need border protection". Jerry Brown is trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State are not happy.

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