Governors could be powerless to deny Trump troop request

Kate Brown the Democratic governor of Oregon said Wednesday that she'll refuse to comply with any Trump administration request for National Guard troops to patrol the nation's southern border

Kate Brown the Democratic governor of Oregon said Wednesday that she'll refuse to comply with any Trump administration request for National Guard troops to patrol the nation's southern border

Brown announced on Twitter that she will not listen to Trump or the federal government if asked to send or guard troops to the Mexico border, saying she is "deeply troubled by Trump's plan to militarize our border".

Nielsen's announcement came after Trump denounced reports of "caravans" of migrants-many fleeing violence-headed toward the USA and insisted the military must be deployed to guard the border until a wall is built-a proposal critics called "beyond disturbing". Another Republican Governor, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, has said that calling up the National Guard was not appropriate under the circumstances, thus suggesting that his state would not respond positively to a request for troops from Washington.

"Those who support sovereignty and an end to lawlessness, especially when tested by brazen attempts to cross illegally, believe it's an essential move", Townhall's Katie Pavlich said of Trump's National Guard deployment.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Twitter that she had a "productive conversation" about the deployment with governors of the Southwest border states. "But as soon as the numbers are available, we'll provide them", she said. But like Texas, California is - and Golden State governor Jerry Brown is the only Democrat serving as chief executive of a state that shares America's southern border. The Trump administration has been meeting with governors of the states bordering Mexico on the matter, and all of them have said they support the idea.

Republican Gov. Kay Ivey says she will consult with the head of the Alabama Guard to see what resources are available.

It's unclear if Trump will ask for troops from states other than those along the border.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said Thursday that the California governor, who has previously accused the Trump administration of "basically going to war" with his state over immigration policy, could say no to the deployment request.

While those details are still being worked out, Trump told reporters on Air Force One on Thursday that he wants to send as many as 4,000 troops to the border.

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"At this point we are in the very early planning stages", he said. "So we have to change our laws, and what the Democrats are doing its insanity".

"Our border with Mexico is safer than it has been in years", Reyes wrote, adding that it's too expensive and unnecessary.

Sanders says the administration is working with California and hopes they'll "do the right thing and help protect our borders".

Officials in North Carolina said they have not received any requests to activate the state's troops to comply with the Trump White House's request.

National Guard troops aided Border Patrol in that effort to stop illegal immigration.

Trump tweeted early Wednesday that the USA has "very weak" border laws.

The National Guard won't have much of an impact on drug smuggling or in stopping the arrival of migrants trying to cross the border in search of asylum, Lind said. In 2006, President George W. Bush sent 6,000 National Guard troops to serve in a support capacity, helping with fence installation and training new border agents.

Brown's statement comes after Trump announced Tuesday that the US military will be used to guard the US-Mexico border.

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