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California Governor agrees tiol Guard deployment

San Francisco, April 12: California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday has agreed to deploy tiol Guard troops along the state’s border with Mexico, but insisted that personnel will not be used to support any immigration enforcement, the media reported. Brown’s announcement on Wednesday comes less than a week after President Dold Trump called for tiol Guard troops deployment along the US-Mexico border until a border wall is built, reports Politico news. The Republican governors of Texas, Arizo and New Mexico have already committed to participate. The three states will initially mobilise some 1,600 troops as part of Trump’s decision to provide military support to the US Border Patrol in order to tackle the increase in irregular immigration.
In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, the four-term Democrat said California “will accept federal funding to add approximately 400 Guard members statewide to supplement the staffing of its ongoing programme to combat transtiol crime” but the personnel will not be used to enforce immigration laws. “But let’s be crystal clear on the scope of this mission. This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life. And the California tiol Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws,” the Governor wrote. (IANS)