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, Breitbart reports.
California will send 400 National Guard soldiers to the Southern Border, per Gov. Jerry Brown, however, he demands “his” soldiers will not lift a single finger in aid and support at the border.
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.
Democratic Jerry Brown conditioned his support by demanding that California’s National Guard soldiers would have nothing to do with immigration enforcement or aiding the Border Patrol. He was not specific about jobs his troops would or would not perform or how he would distinguish between immigration-related work and going after criminal gangs and drug and gun smugglers.
“California National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Thomas Keegan said Monday that the state was awaiting a formal response from the administration and had no additional details beyond the governor’s proposed agreement released last week that includes a ban on immigration enforcement.”
Just so we are clear, Gov. Brown will send 400 California National Guard soldiers to the southern border. However, they cannot do anything to help Border Patrol as well as have anything to do with any illegal activity on the border.
National Security and securing our borders means nothing to Jerry Brown and the lunatic lefty’s in California, it is a self-proclaimed Sanctuary State after all.
Brown has lost his damn mind if he thinks soldiers will stand idle and not provide their brothers help on the border. To demand such an act is an act of a coward and a traitor to ones nation, one can only hope that President Trump and Mattis will finally have enough of the buttercup Brown and his crazy followers.
When those 400 arrive, they need to be reminded of their oaths and soldier up, as every soldier knows we serve for each other. Honor, Integrity, Valor, Respect and BROTHERHOOD!
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.