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    California to pull troops from U.S.-Mexico border in rebuke to Trump

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKCN1Q01AJ

    California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that he is ready to withdraw hundreds of the state’s National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border, a rebuke of President Donald Trump’s stance that a national security crisis is unfolding there.

    In his State of the State address on Tuesday, the newly elected Democratic governor will say that border crossings had fallen to their lowest since 1971 and California’s undocumented population had dropped to a more than 10-year low, spokesman Brian Ferguson said.

    “The border ‘emergency’ is nothing more than a manufactured crisis — and CA’s National Guard will not be part of this political theater,” Newsom said on Twitter.

    As a result, the governor would reassign about 360 California National Guard troops at the border to address the “real threats” faced by the state, including drug trafficking and wildfires, the spokesman said in an email.

    Newsom’s office did not provide a timeline for the redeployments.

    Newsom’s predecessor, Governor Jerry Brown, agreed to send the troops to the border last April after reaching agreement with the Trump administration that they would focus on fighting criminal gangs and smugglers, but not enforcing immigration laws.

    New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham last week ordered most National Guard troops deployed at the state’s border with Mexico to withdraw, also rejecting the Republican president’s contention of a crisis.

    Grisham, a Democrat, called Trump’s frequent declarations of an immigration crisis at the border a “charade.” The troops were deployed by her Republican predecessor, Susana Martinez, last year at Trump’s request.

    Trump has deployed an extra 3,750 U.S. troops on the border this month.

    Constantly pointing to threats from illegal immigrants, Trump has made building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border a priority of his presidency. But Democrats are seeking to thwart that, saying it is unnecessary and a waste of money.

    Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to help build a wall led to a 35-day partial U.S. government shutdown that ended last month without the president getting wall funding. He agreed to reopen the government for three weeks to allow lawmakers time to find a compromise and avert another shutdown on Feb. 15.


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    Clearly we need to do a money bomb to buy Swordshyll a ticket on the Coast Starlight.
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    The California Governor and President Trump are working together to ensure that there is never a shortage of guest worker, undocumented dream student chiefs, that will work for cheap making his Taco Bowls.

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    Dems lost all credibility about being concerned with " wasting money " when LBJ was still in office .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Dems lost all credibility about being concerned with " wasting money " when LBJ was still in office .
    Conservatives gave up on it after "read my lips" lost his re-election.


    Donald Trump: 'What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening'

    "Truth isn't truth"- Rudy Giuliani

    "China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump's very, very large brain," - Donald Trump.

    "Yeah, I have to say these guys(trolls) are pretty sharp. Sort of good to get a challenge and sharpen your thoughts." NorthCarolinaLiberty

    I am Zippy and I approve of this post. But you don't have to.

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    border crossings had fallen to their lowest since 1971 and California’s undocumented population had dropped to a more than 10-year low,
    So 5 decades ago and a 10 year low for undocumented. Lol. How did he document the undocumented again?

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    Can’t the president just federalize the guard whenever they want anyway?

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    Well really , how effective could a kalifornia national guard really be ? Probably chock full of illegal and communist sympathizers .
    Do something Danke



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    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    That's why I love him. He does have a big heart. He is not just going to send out stormtroopers and kick out all the lettuce pickers.

    (was that the reaction you were hoping for? XD)



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