President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked California Gov. Jerry Brown for agreeing to send hundreds of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Although Brown agreed to send 400 troops, he warned Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Defense Secretary James N. Mattis that the Guard would not enforce federal immigration law.
"This will not be a mission to build a new wall," Brown wrote in a letter to the Cabinet members, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"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."
Trump also called upon the governors of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, who were more enthusiastic than Brown about sending troops to the border, to send out the National Guard, with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowing to send up to 1,000 troops if necessary.
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