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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:37 PM

1. California pulls most National Guard troops from border

FEBRUARY 11, 2019 / 7:14 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

... Newsom said most of the roughly 360 National Guard members deployed to the border would be reassigned to other duties in the state, with about 100 remaining behind as part of a task force targeting drug trafficking and cartels.

“This whole border issue is a manufactured crisis. We are not interested in participating in this political theater,” Newsom said at an afternoon news conference in Sacramento.

The governor, a Democrat who took office in January, said border crossings were at their lowest level since 1971 and that the state’s undocumented population had dropped to a more than 10-year low.

“This is pure politics, period full stop,” he said ...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-california/california-pulls-most-national-guard-troops-from-us-mexico-border-idUSKCN1Q01AJ

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