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11 February 2019, 8:00 AM GMT
By Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff
Govin of California Govin Newsom will make Monday plans to withdraw all members of the National Guard deployed to the border with Mexico and say that the state would not be part of the & # 39; fabricated crisis & # 39; from the Trump government.
The 360 National Guard troops in California will be reused to fight forest fires, expand the State Drug Task Force and collect information on drug cartels, Newsom will announce.
Newsom's decision comes a week after the Governor of New Mexico, Michelle Grisham, has ordered the majority of her state's national guard troops back from the border, quoting the only "reason for their commitment" to President Donald Trump & # 39; s "boundless fear".
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
The former Californian government Jerry Brown agreed last year with the deployment of the National Guard troops, but said they would not be used to enforce immigration laws. Brown, Newsom and Grisham are Democrats.
"The state of emergency & # 39; is a manufactured crisis," Newsom will say in his country's state address on Tuesday, according to prepared brands. "And California will not be part of this political theater.
"That's why I gave the National Guard a new mission," he continued. "They will once again focus on the real threats our state is facing."
In April 2018, Trump authorized up to 4,000 national guard troops to be deployed in the four border states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. After California has removed the 360 troops, 1,145 remain in Texas and 580 in Arizona.
The troops of the national guard at the border are in addition to the more than 5,500 active troops deployed in the same areas. Neither the active service nor the national guard troops are allowed to arrest immigrants, but are intended to support customs and border surveillance by strengthening existing barriers and providing medical assistance.
Just across the border from San Diego, thousands of immigrants in Tijuana, Mexico, are waiting for an opportunity to apply for asylum. However, under the practice of "measuring" used by the Trump administration, about 40 immigrants per day are allowed to pass to make their claims.