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According to the Associated Press, California is rejecting the Trump Administrations plan to send troops to the border.
The AP reported on Monday:
SAN DIEGO — California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press.
The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.
This news comes after California's governor originally agreed to provide support to border agents after pressure from Trump.
All other border states have agreed to send troops to the border, with California being the only dissenter.
This is a major shift in policy. The story is developing and will be updated accordingly. Continue to check back with TTN as more information becomes available.
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