United States says California rejecting proposed border duties for troops

California rejects plan to send National Guard troops to Mexico border, AP reports

But Brown reportedly insisted that California's troops have nothing to do with immigration enforcement.

"The governor determined that what we asked for is unsupportable, but we will have other iterations", Ronald Vitiello, U.S. Customs and Border Protection's acting deputy commissioner, told reporters in Washington.

National Guard officials said Monday that a total of 900 guardsmen have been deployed to the border so far: 650 from Texas, 250 from Arizona, 60 from New Mexico, and none from California.

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.

Mr. Brown faced severe criticism at home after he said last week he would be willing to offer some 400 National Guard troops to President Trump's border surge, under strict conditions.

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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.

Homeland Security officials said they'll try again, hoping to come up with a different set of duties, such as screening cargo, where the California guard could assist without having to worry about boosting immigration enforcement. Drawing that line will likely prove hard because the Border Patrol combats illegal immigration but also drug smuggling and other crimes.

The governor's commitment allowed 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.

Brown last week characterized his decision to contribute troops as a welcome infusion of federally-funded support to fight transnational criminal gangs and drug and firearms smugglers. Texas National Guard members are already doing aerial and ground surveillance. The other border-state governors - all Republicans - have openly embraced Trump's plans. The Arizona National Guard said last week that its troops will provide air and ground support.

"The location of Guard personnel - and number specifically working in support of operations along the border, the coast and elsewhere in the state - will be dictated by the needs on the ground", a spokesperson for Brown's office told TheDCNF in a Wednesday email.

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