California Governor Jerry Brown approves of National Guard troops to border, well sort of
California Governor Jerry ‘moonbeam’ Brown was the last Governor to approve of sending National Guard troops to the border. The deployment is loaded with all sorts of ridiculous stipulations. It is clear that Governor Brown has no intentions of protecting the citizens of California.
“Your funding for new staffing will allow the Guard to do what it does best: support operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers along the border, the coast and throughout the state,” Brown wrote in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Defense Secretary James N. Mattis.
Brown was the last of the nation’s border governors to respond to Trump’s request for a beefed-up presence. In his letter, he said that he wanted to be “crystal clear” in what he was agreeing to provide.
“This will not be a mission to build a new wall,” Brown wrote. “It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life. And the California National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws.”
Brown and the State of California have been at odds over the issue of illegal immigration and Brown made it clear Wednesday where he stands.
“Here are the facts: there is no massive wave of migrants pouring into California,” the governor wrote to Nielsen and Mattis. “Overall immigrant apprehensions on the border last year were as low as they’ve been in nearly 50 years (and 85 percent of the apprehensions occurred outside of California).”
The State of California and Jerry Brown really do not have much say about how the National Guard troops are used. The Federal Government is footing the bill for this troop deployment . Jerry Brown knows that the crazy liberals of California will be going nuts over this decision so he is grandstanding. Much the same as Senators are today questioning Mark Zuckerberg and Mike Pompeo.