President Trump’s idea to militarize the southern border looks like it’s going to become reality. Four states border Mexico and three of their governors agree with Trump’s plan to deploy the National Guard.
To the surprise of no one, California Gov. Jerry Brown is holding out.
“This request — as with others we’ve received from the Department of Homeland Security, including those for additional staffing in 2006 and 2010 — will be promptly reviewed to determine how best we can assist our federal partners,” California National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Tom Keegan said
“We look forward to more detail, including funding, duration and end state.”
It’s not clear if Brown has the right to refuse to deploy the state’s troops. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was asked directly what would happen if Brown never came around, but she refused to answer.
“We’ll be speaking with the governor again today,” Nielsen told Fox News.
“[Brown] has supported … use in support of the border in the past. I’d like to have further conversations with him before I jump ahead of him in how he would like to secure his border.”
The discussion comes as the president’s attention is focused on a migrant horde stomping toward the U.S. The “caravan” is a 1,000-migrant string mass that’s been snaking through Mexico and drawing media attention.
The Mexican authorities finally stepped up and dismantled the caravan Thursday. Most of the migrants have agreed to cut their journey short in Mexico City.
”The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs! ”
President Trump is determined to take decisive action to curb illegal border patrol crossings.
(Source: New York Post)