Gov. Brown Agrees to Accept Funds to Deploy National Guard Troops, But Not for Immigration Enforcement

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement Wednesday that California will accept federal funds to send U.S. National Guard troops to “combat transnational crime,” but not for immigration purposes.

Brown said he will send about 400 troops, following the request from the federal government.

“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 firearms and drug smugglers along the...


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