Cali. governor to pull National Guard troops from border

The one-day $1-billion California budget gimmick that has lasted for almost a decade

"If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event!"

This was in response to the fact that little progress is being made between Democrats and Republicans on the Hill, in terms of reaching an agreement that would help fund Trump's border wall.

Now, two of the four states which share the Southern Border with Mexico are doing just that.

In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the governor of California on Monday was set to sign an order to pull most of the National Guard troops deployed on the Mexico border. Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, said he and other members of the California Latino Caucus had long wanted the state to take an aggressive stance against "the administration's anti-immigrant and inhumane crusade".

Newsom's plan would reassign 110 California National Guard members to aid state firefighters in preparing for wildfire season, and redirect an additional 100 troops to work on "intelligence operations" to take down worldwide criminal drug gangs operating within California.

Newsom has been sharply critical of Trump's immigration policies, noting that the president's proposed border wall is unpopular in California and assailing Trump's State of the Union speech for "stoking fear and spreading hatred" by "manufacturing a border crisis".

Lujan Grisham said that while she did not subscribe to the Trump administration's belief of a "national security crisis" at the U.S. -Mexico border, she said she did "recognize and appreciate the legitimate concerns of residents and officials in southwestern New Mexico, particularly Hidalgo County, who have asked for our assistance, as migrants and asylum-seekers continue to appear at their doorstep".

Newsom's general order Monday will assign 110 personnel to support the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in preparing for wildfire season. The Pentagon has sent thousands of troops to points along the southern border. When Brown, a fellow Democrat, approved the mission in April, he said no California troops would participate in immigration-related activities.

Trump's demand for $5.7 billion USA to help build a wall led to a 35-day partial USA government shutdown that ended last month without the president getting wall funding.

100 troops for intelligence operations targeting drug cartels.

Newsom said Trump's plans to deploy another 3,750 US military troops to the border was yet another reason to realign the priorities of the National Guard. According to the governor's office, the troops will be pulled back by March 31. "But then we repealed and healed".

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