Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Monday announced that he has signed a General Order rescinding previous authorization for California National Guard operations at the U.S.-Mexico border that allowed California National Guard personnel to perform duties traditionally undertaken by the federal government there.
Currently, approximately 360 members of the California National Guard are deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border. These National Guard personnel were deployed at the request of the White House to provide support for the federal government in border operations.
Last week, President Trump announced he will be deploying 3,750 U.S. military personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border. Governor Newsom’s order cites this development as yet more reason for California to reprioritize its National Guard deployment.