America’s immigration law enforcement is grossly unfair, fueled by lots of false information from the president, and a national disgrace. Thousands of hard-working people, who have committed no crime other than to be here, are being rounded up and housed in ICE’s private prisons in conditions tantamount to torture*, often for many months, before they are deported. So I say “Good for Governor Brown!”
*Women and children routinely raped by prison staff and prisoners (“detainees”), horrid abuses, and virtually NO medical care. Goggle it and learn the FACTS!
Excerpts from the Article:
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. 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 with knowledge of the talks who spoke condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.
California Gov. Jerry Brown elicited rare and effusive praise from President Trump last week after he pledged 400 troops to the Guard’s third large-scale border mission since 2006. The governor’s commitment allowed Mr. Trump to boast support from all four border-state governors and helped put the president above the lower end of his threshold of marshaling 2,000 to 4,000 troops that he wants as a border security mission to fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
But the Democratic Brown conditioned his support by insisting that California’s troops have nothing to do with immigration enforcement. 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.
The state’s position infuriated some federal officials because the restrictions California officials wanted to impose on what the state’s troops would not do were considered onerous, the officials said.