The Nevada Independent reported on Friday that least three candidates running to succeed Gov. Brian Sandoval agree with the termed-out governor’s decision to not send National Guard members to the border with Mexico.
Sandoval’s comments came in the wake of President Donald Trump’s administration announcement last week that it would request a planned National Guard deployment on the U.S. border with Mexico and authorized up to 4,000 National Guard troops to be mobilized by state governors.
Texas and Arizona have already deployed several hundred Guard members to the border, and California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that the state would mobilize 400 Guard troops, but emphasized that they would be focused on law enforcement and not implementing immigration law.
Federal law prohibits members of the military from conducting law enforcement actions domestically, unless given explicit permission by Congress. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said last week that the deployments would be similar to ones called for by former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
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