Feds say Cal­i­for­nia re­jects pro­posed du­ties for troops at border

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - PAGE TWO -

SAN DIEGO — The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion said Mon­day that Cal­i­for­nia Gov. Jerry Brown re­jected terms of the Na­tional Guard’s ini­tial de­ploy­ment to the Mex­i­can border, but a state of­fi­cial said noth­ing was de­cided.

“The gover­nor de­ter­mined that what we asked for is un­sup­port­able, but we will have other it­er­a­tions,” said Ronald Vi­tiello, U.S. Cus­toms and Border Pro­tec­tion’s act­ing deputy com­mis­sioner, to re­porters in Wash­ing­ton.

Brown elicited rare and ef­fu­sive praise from Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump last week for pledg­ing 400 troops to the Guard’s border mis­sion.

But the Demo­cratic gover­nor con­di­tioned his com­mit­ment on troops hav­ing noth­ing to do with im­mi­gra­tion en­force­ment, even in a sup­port­ing role.

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