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California agrees to deploy National Guard to the border

  1. Date Announced

    April 11, 2018

    California agrees with DHS/DOD to deploy 400 National Guard troops to the border; California states that the service members will perform support missions targeting "criminal gangs" and "human traffickers" and will "not enforce immigration laws, arrest people for violation of immigration laws, guard individuals taken into custody for immigration-related violations, nor support the enforcement of immigration laws." [ID #316]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 11, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    October 1, 2018

    On October 1, 2018, DOD announced it would continue to fund deployment of National Guard troops through September 2019.

    DOD Announcement
  4. Subsequent Action

    February 11, 2019

    Governor Newsom announced on February 11, 2019 that he would withdraw the nearly 400 CA National Guard troops from deployment along the border with Mexico and assign them to other duties.

    Newsom Announcement
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP DOD

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