California to withdraw troops from US-Mexico border 

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Read: 361     10:36     12 February 2019    

A second US state is planning on pulling National Guard troops away from its border with Mexico, calling Donald Trump’s claims of a crisis at the border a “manufactured” problem and “political theater”.


California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to say as much on Tuesday during his state of the state address, his first since his election in November.

“The border 'emergency' is a manufactured crisis, and California will not be part of this political theatre,” Mr Newsom plans to say, according to excerpts released by his office.

Both governors are new to their jobs, and their decisions to pull troops reverses the policies of the previous administrations in their states. The decision is a broad stroke rejection of Mr Trump’s immigration messaging, which led to the longest government shutdown in US history earlier this year.

California will leave 100 of the 360 troops that have been deployed to the border under the plan expected to be unveiled on Tuesday, and the remaining troops will focus on transnational crimes like drug and gun trafficking. They will not be instructed to enforce immigration laws.

The Independent



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California to withdraw troops from US-Mexico border 

2019/02/US-Mexico-border-1549918286.jpg
Read: 364     10:36     12 February 2019    

A second US state is planning on pulling National Guard troops away from its border with Mexico, calling Donald Trump’s claims of a crisis at the border a “manufactured” problem and “political theater”.


California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to say as much on Tuesday during his state of the state address, his first since his election in November.

“The border 'emergency' is a manufactured crisis, and California will not be part of this political theatre,” Mr Newsom plans to say, according to excerpts released by his office.

Both governors are new to their jobs, and their decisions to pull troops reverses the policies of the previous administrations in their states. The decision is a broad stroke rejection of Mr Trump’s immigration messaging, which led to the longest government shutdown in US history earlier this year.

California will leave 100 of the 360 troops that have been deployed to the border under the plan expected to be unveiled on Tuesday, and the remaining troops will focus on transnational crimes like drug and gun trafficking. They will not be instructed to enforce immigration laws.

The Independent



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