In a new win for Trump, California’s far left governor Jerry Brown has finally relented and will send National Guard troops to the southern border. He tried to spin the move by saying his troops won’t enforce immigration law but whatever. He’s just trying to cover himself for the blow back he’s going to get from the left.
Brown agrees to send National Guard troops to Mexico border
In an apparent de-escalation of the raging conflict between California and President Donald Trump over immigration, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday agreed to increase California National Guard operations along the state’s border with Mexico, while insisting personnel will not be used to support any immigration enforcement or to build a border wall.
The announcement comes less than a week after Trump called for National Guard deployments along the U.S.-Mexico border until a border wall is built. The Republican governors of Texas and Arizona already committed to participate.
But Brown, whose state has clashed repeatedly with Trump over immigration and other issues, was far more cautious in his response.
In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Defense Secretary James Mattis, the four-term Democrat said California “will accept federal funding to add approximately 400 Guard members statewide to supplement the staffing of its ongoing program to combat transnational crime” but that personnel would be deployed throughout the state and will not be used to enforce immigration laws.
It’s about time, California.