OAKLAND — Gov. Gavin Newsom is halting the California National Guard’s deployment at the U.S.-Mexico border, framing the pivot as the state’s latest repudiation of President Donald Trump. Newsom has been sharply critical of Trump’s immigration policies, noting that the president’s proposed border wall is unpopular in California and assailing Trump’s State of the Union speech for “stoking fear and spreading hatred” by “manufacturing a border crisis.”Story Continued Below He plans to offer a similar explanation during his State of the State address on Tuesday, when he will reject participating in what he calls “political theater” that “has been thrust on us by Washington.” “This is our answer to the White House: No more division, xenophobia or nativism,” Newsom plans to say, according to prepared remarks. Newsom has long held up California as a more rational alternative to Trump’s agenda. During a recent visit to San Diego, Newsom said “we should be celebrating” migrants who seek asylum legally and contrasted California’s efforts to assist them — including a $25 million outlay in his first budget proposal — with what he called Trump’s disingenuous narrative “that somehow these caravans are coming in to create havoc.” Shortly after his election, Newsom cast… Read full this story
- What National Guard troops on the border can and can't do
- California keeps 100 National Guard troops at Mexico border
- Growing Kosovo: How the Iowa National Guard created a decadeslong partnership halfway around the world
- The Latest: Trump: Lifting sanctions needs 'our approval'
- The Latest: Trump congratulates China on Communist rule
- The Latest: Trumps attend services at National Cathedral
- Border towns react to possible troop deployment
- Texas border town becomes reluctant center of immigration fight
- Fact check: Trump invented imaginary CNN studio, made 58 other false claims last week
- Trump began the week tweeting about the border. Now he's sending troops.
Newsom removing National Guard from border in latest Trump jab have 301 words, post on www.politico.com at February 11, 2019. This is cached page on CuBird. If you want remove this page, please contact us.