Via Daily Caller:
California has rejected a preliminary federal plan for the state’s National Guard troops deployed to the border because it entails too much support for immigration enforcement, according to U.S. officials.
Gov. Jerry Brown surprised many in California April 11 when he authorized 400 National Guard troops to join the 250 already assigned to an ongoing anti-transnational crime program. The additional staffing would allow the Guard to support statewide law enforcement operations, Brown said but emphasized the guardsmen would not detain border jumpers or other illegal aliens.
“This will not be a mission to build a new wall,” Brown said in a statement last week. “It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life. And the California National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws.”