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Guard Troops: Border and Guard

guard troops: The governor determined that what we asked for is unsupportable, but we will have other iterations, Ronald Vitiello, U.S. Customs and Border Protection's acting deputy commissioner, told reporters in Washington, according to Toronto Star. Brown elicited rare and effusive praise from U.S. President Donald Trump last week for pledging 400 troops to the Guard's third large-scale border mission since 2006. Jerry Brown rejected terms of the National Guard's initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a state official said nothing was decided. Read more Sessions to bring his firm stance on immigration to border sheriffs meeting Article Continued Below Trump wins pledges of 1,600 National Guard troops for Mexico border duty Arizona, Texas sending 400 National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border after Trump's call But the Democratic governor conditioned his commitment on his state's troops having nothing to do with immigration enforcement, even in a supporting role. react-empty 142 Brown's announcement last week did not address what specific jobs the California Guard would and would not do, nor answer the thorny question of how state officials would distinguish work related to immigration from other duties. According to two U.S. officials, the initial jobs for those troops include fixing and maintaining vehicles, using remote-control surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to U.S. Border Patrol agents, operating radios and providing mission support, which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payrolls. Vitiello said the governor decided California will not accept terms of an initial troop rollout for the state that was similar to plans for the other three border states, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. ( As reported in the news.