Differences involving the USA and also California authorities about the responsibilities California troops could work, as stated by the Associated Press, soured during the weekend after California authorities told the Trump government they wouldn't engage in vehicle maintenance and also other initial jobs all over the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Brown defiantly declared his troops "will not be used to enforce federal immigration laws".
California is at the forefront of what opponents call the "Resistance" to Trump's administration, with the heavily Democratic state suing the federal government over numerous issues, including the rollback of environmental regulations.
Boundary country governors, however, have affirmed Trump's aims to set up the National Guard.
Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Bob Salesses said the initial request envisioned sending 237 Guardsmen to two main crossing areas in Southern California, where they would have conducted maintenance, clerical assistance and helped with heavy equipment operations, among other tasks.
Texas, Arizona and New Mexico have already agreed to the Trump administration's request for National Guard support.
Ronald Vitiello, the Border Patrol's acting deputy commissioner, said talks with California were ongoing and it was possible the state would lend troops for other support roles, including maritime and aerial surveillance, which include counternarcotics work.
And they insisted they won't make the same mistakes as previous deployments such as Operation Jump Start during the Bush administration, when guard troops were deployed for construction and other forward activities - but were unarmed and had to be protected by Border Patrol agents.
"They will not perform law enforcement functions, and they will not be placed in direct contact with personnel coming to the border", Salesses explained.
Brown's office was noncommittal about how numerous 400 additional guardsmen would be sent to the border, The Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported. "The federal government has not yet responded", Keegan said in a statement sent to reporters.
Gov. Jerry Brown, the self-anointed Savior of the Planet whose decades-long policies are destroying the once-Golden State, is obsessed with climate change and wants to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars in California, while President Trump is trying to secure the border. The other border-state governors have all embraced Trump's plans, with Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas pledging nearly half of the up to 4,000 troops Trump requested. According to the three officials, there are not yet any troops on the southern border in California.
When asked, California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra said, "The governor, that's his jurisdiction completely". That's because California guardsmen are to be sent not only to the border but to the Pacific coast and interior locations "throughout the state", Brown said in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.