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|April 22, 2018|
California accepts funding for more border guards
SACRAMENTO - (INT) – Governor Brown says the California National Guard will accept federal funding to add approximately 400 Guard members to supplement the staffing of its ongoing program to combat transnational crime.
The Governor said Wednesday the funding supports operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers along the border, the coast and throughout the state.
Brown was emphatic that 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 National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws.
Brown also pointed out “There is no massive wave of migrants pouring into California. Overall immigrant apprehensions on the border last year were as low as they’ve been in nearly 50 years.”
Story Date: April 17, 2018