Since 1924 the National Guard has helped the Border Patrol keep the borders of America safe. It seems, at least for now, that Governor Jerry Brown has no plans to get in the way of that tradition and he has agreed to send 400 National Guard troops to the border after President Trump authorized the deployment of extra guards to help keep the border safe while his border wall is worked on.
However, Governor Brown has specifically said the National Guard will NOT be enforcing immigration laws. I know, I know, he is insane, but the good thing is he doesn’t really get to decide what they do on their mission, he only gets to authorize their deployment.
The news comes as a bit of a surprise since people were unsure how exactly governor Brown was going to react to Trump’s decision to send extra protection to secure America’s borders. Arizona, New Mexico and Texas jumped at the opportunity to deploy the Guard to the border, but California remained eerily silent.
“But let’s be crystal clear on the scope of this mission, this will not be a mission to build a new wall. 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.”-Governor Jerry Brown
“immigrant apprehensions on the border last year were as low as they’ve been in nearly 50 years.” -Gov Jerry Brown