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
At this moment, California only has 250 National Guard troops dedicated to stopping transnational crimes. Of the 250 National Guard on transnational crime prevention duty, only 55 are deployed at the border. The Trump deployment would nearly triple the size of the currently deployed Guard.
Governor Jerry Brown was obviously very reluctant to agree to this deployment, since doing so is going to be seen as a sign that the Trump administration is right about something and the California Democrats have found fault with just about every single thing Trump has tried to do, including this deployment of extra border security.
“immigrant apprehensions on the border last year were as low as they’ve been in nearly 50 years.” -Gov Jerry Brown
Yes, first of all, that drop in illegal crossings is thanks to increased Border Patrol strength and secondly the Guard isn’t being deployed specifically to stop migrants from crossings, this is about preventing drugs from flowing into the country and apprehending dangerous criminals.
While border crossings certainly dropped to their lowest levels in decades, migrant deaths related to crossing the border have increased. Building the wall and securing our borders fully will drop the migrant deaths to record lows. Right now the only people willing to make the journey are the most dangerous or the most desperate, that is a recipe for disaster.
I really hope Jerry Brown is unable to curtail the abilities of the National Guard to help enforce immigration laws, because those immigration laws are not about racism or white-supremacy like the Left claims, in-fact they keep everyone safe from dangerous illegal aliens and drugs.
Every “undocumented” individual poses a significant risk to the safety and security of local communities. I don’t entirely mind if they are here, as long as we know who they are. NO ONE should be “undocumented” and allowing people to continue to be unidentified poses a massive risk to national security.
Jerry Brown only agreed to this deployment because if he would have rejected it, EVERYONE would have seen him for the anti-American piece of crap that he is. Make no mistake, he will still be actively trying to sabotage the Trump adminisratin and he is not to be trusted.
Good thing Trump put Brown on the spot and forced him to act in the interest of America, you can’t #RESIST forever.