California Gov. Pulling Troops From Border

California Governor To Pull National Guard Troops From U.S.-Mexico Border: 'This Is Our Answer To The White House—No More Division'

Slamming President Donald Trump for his use of "political theater", Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that he is withdrawing National Guard troops from California's southern border with Mexico in order to "refocus on the real threats our state is facing".

Still, he acknowledged some troops were doing good work fighting drug crime and said he plans to allow 100 of the roughly 360 state troops now deployed to keep working with the federal government. "I think it is political theatre", Gavin said Monday in Sacramento as he formally announced his decision, while blasting Trump's deployment of National Guard troops along the U.S. -Mexico border. According to the governor's office, the troops will be pulled back by March 31.

Last week, New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham countered by ordering the removal of most of the southwestern state's troops shortly before Trump's State of the Union address.

Newsom's move is an escalation of a long-running battle over immigration between California and the federal government, with the state's Democratic majorities pledging to serve as a buffer to Trump's hard-line rhetoric and policies.

Maj. Gen. David Baldwin of the California National Guard said the troops have not participated in immigration detention but some are conducting camera surveillance that could inadvertently aid in immigration enforcement. What Trump seems to have forgotten, however, is that individual states along the border have the right to pull troops if they so desire.

"This will not be a mission to build a new wall", Brown wrote at the time in a letter to Trump administration officials.

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After initially praising Brown for agreeing to his deployment request, President Trump then criticized him for not supporting, in his words, a safe and secure border. Troops will be reassigned to other tasks, such as combating wildfires, gaining more intelligence on drug cartels, and growing California's Drug Task Force. During the gubernatorial campaign, Newsom said he disagreed with Brown's decision. If Harris and Newsom split the home-state vote, that could provide an opening for other Democrats to get past California's new position in the primary.

Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to help build that wall was central to a 35-day partial USA government shutdown that ended last month.

The budget includes an additional $20 million over the next three years for immigration or human trafficking.

Newsom is expected to make similar remarks in his first State of the State address on Tuesday.

"We suffered enough from that in the [1980s and 1990s] with Props 187 and 227", the excerpts read.

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