Cal­i­for­nia re­jects bor­der du­ties for its Na­tional Guard troops

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SAN DIEGO – Cal­i­for­nia has re­jected the fed­eral gov­ern­ment’s ini­tial plans for Na­tional Guard troops to the bor­der be­cause the work is con­sid­ered too closely tied to im­mi­gra­tion en­force­ment, two U.S. of­fi­cials told the As­so­ci­ated Press. The state in­formed fed­eral of­fi­cials it will not al­low its troops to fix and re­pair ve­hi­cles, op­er­ate re­motely con­trolled sur­veil­lance cam­eras to re­port sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity to the Bor­der Pa­trol, op­er­ate ra­dios, or pro­vide “mis­sion sup­port,” which can in­clude cler­i­cal work, buy­ing gas and han­dling pay­roll, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials with knowl­edge of the talks.

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