National Guard arrives in Roma, Texas

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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will head to New Mexico for an update on President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

Instead, Brown said the troops would join an existing program to combat transnational drug crime, firearms smuggling and human trafficking.

"This will not be a mission to build a new wall", Brown wrote.

In keeping with his previous rhetoric against Trump's immigration agenda, Brown emphasized the California guardsmen will not be permitted to arrest border jumpers or other illegal immigrants.

Using the National Guard to do border security is very expensive.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov.

Further north, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, said on Twitter that she would decline any request to send troops, saying she was "deeply troubled" by Trump's plan to militarize the border.

Mr. Trump's move is obviously focused on stemming illegal immigration at the Mexican border, which was one of his most popular campaign promises. It will not be a assignment to locate women and children or detain persons escaping violence and trying a better existence. He said most of the southwest border sectors will receive National Guard support. Jerry Brown, who has not announced whether troops from his state's National Guard will participate and has repeatedly fought with Trump over immigration policy. But in California, the federal request for troops is still being reviewed.

California deployed troops to the border under former Presidents George W. Bush in 2006 and Barack Obama in 2010.

Border Patrol Chief Greg Burwell said it's a challenge to keep tabs on all of it. Brown added that "there is no massive wave of migrants pouring into California", saying that overall, immigration apprehensions on the border last year were as low as they've been in almost 50 years.

"America has always been a melting pot which is good but I think protection, government and taxes is important". Organizers talked about they not at all meant to go to the USA border.

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