President Donald Trump is sending only about 3,000 National Guard troops to the border this Spring. “We’re looking from 2,000 to 4,000” on the border, Trump told reporters during a gaggle on Air Force One. “We’ll probably keep them, or a large portion of them, until such time as we get the wall.”Trump is mobilizing the National Guard via Title 32 of federal law, which requires cooperation and approval from the governors. The soldiers will be used for support roles, such as logistics and surveillance, as many Central American economic migrants use spring and summer migrate to the U.S. border, either to sneak through or to request asylum. Trump’s deployment may be smaller than President George W. Bush’s mobilization of up to 6,000 soldiers for support roles under “Operation Jump Start.”According to a 2008 report by the National Guard: Operation Jump Start is a two-year program. The National Guard’s initial … [Read more...] about Trump: Up to 4,000 National Guard to the Border
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POLITICS 04/05/2018 04:54 pm ET “I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border,” Gov. Kate Brown said. By Dominique Mosbergen President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday that he would be sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border has met with resistance in at least one governor’s office. If Trump asks Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to send troops, she tweeted Wednesday, she will “say no.” “As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border,” she said. If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I’ll say no. As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border.— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) April 4, 2018 Trump signed a proclamation on Wednesday that uses a provision in the U.S. Code called Title 32 … [Read more...] about Oregon Gov. Will ‘Say No’ If Trump Asks Her To Send National Guard Troops To Border
The governor of Oregon announced Wednesday that she would refuse any attempt from President Trump to send National Guard troops to protect the Mexican border after the president announced his intention to beef up border patrol operations. “If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I’ll say no. As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border,” Brown tweeted Wednesday.“There’s been no outreach by the President or federal officials,” she added, insisting that she has “no intention of allowing Oregon’s guard troops to be used to distract from his troubles in Washington.” Trump signed a proclamation Wednesday directing Defense Secretary James Mattis to “request use of National Guard personnel to assist” with the Department of Homeland Security Department’s existing efforts to secure the border.The president is … [Read more...] about Oregon Gov. to Trump: I Refuse to Send National Guard Troops to Mexican Border
State National Guard personnel are not subject to the PCA. In 2004, Congress passed a law that previous administrations have used to allow the federal government to fund National Guard troops participating in border security operations triggered by "homeland defense activity" under Title 32, according to a 2013 Congressional Research Report. NBC News reported Wednesday that it is unlikely the Guard troops will have physical contact with immigrants at the border. The exact number of troops and how long they will be deployed to the border will be firmed up in the coming days, officials said. Can states say no? Border states can fund and send their own National Guard troops to secure their borders, though historically many have requested Title 32 efforts so that the federal government, not the states, picks up the tab. They can also refuse to send troops, as then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., did in 2006 when Bush requested that his state more than double the number of National … [Read more...] about Does Trump have the power to send National Guard troops to the border?
President Donald Trump announced this week he was sending the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, signing a proclamation Wednesday that invokes a part of the U.S. Code called Title 32 to do so.Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., argued Thursday that this wasn't actually sending members of the National Guard to the border, but rather a request for states to do so.Proclamation by @realDonaldTrump doesn't actually send National Guard troops to the border. Because @POTUS is using Title 32 authority--instead of federalizing the Guard under Title 10--this is a REQUEST for state Governors to send troops. @JerryBrownGov can say no. https://t.co/zyNJjFixJj— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 5, 2018Does Trump have the authority to deploy the National Guard himself? Here's how it's worked before.How do you send troops to the border?The military has no legal mandate to deal with immigration issues, but there are two ways for the federal government to use the National Guard to … [Read more...] about Does Trump have the power to send National Guard to the border?