California Defies Trump’s Anti-Immigration Policies, Will Not Send Troops To Southern Border
Donald Trump said earlier this month that was planning to send nearly 400 National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border because he felt as if there is not enough security down south. On Monday, California sent the president a very loud and clear message.
Trump tweeted earlier this month:
“We are sealing up our Southern Border. The people of our great country want Safety and Security. The Dems have been a disaster on this very important issue!”
We are sealing up our Southern Border. The people of our great country want Safety and Security. The Dems have been a disaster on this very important issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2018
U.S. officials announced on Monday that California is refusing to cooperate with Trump and won’t be sending its troops to the border because the work is too closely aligned with immigration enforcement, according to the Associated Press.
California Governor Jerry Brown had initially supported the idea but back off on Monday, saying that he would not be cooperating with Trump.
The other states (Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas) have all hopped on board and will do as Trump says.
Brown said he would much rather focus on criminal gangs and drug and firearms smugglers.
According to the AP, federal officials are enraged at California’s decision to not cooperate because it puts a halt on their plans.