Gavin Newsom is expected to withdraw nearly 400 of his state’s National Guard troops from deployment at the border with Mexico.
LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom of California is expected on Monday to withdraw nearly 400 of his state’s National Guard troops from deployment along the border with Mexico and assign them to other duties, according to aides to the governor.
Under a general order that Mr Newsom has intent on signing plans to withdraw 110 guardsman from the border and place them to aid within the central fire agency and intelligence operations to combat gang violence Mr. Newsom is expected to speak publicly about the redeployment during his State of the State address on Tuesday, with sharp criticism of the president’s immigration.
Before the April deployment, there were about 250 National Guard troops serving in California, and 55 of them were stationed at the border. Under federal law, the troops are paid by the federal government but are under the control of the governor. It was not clear whether federal financing for the troops would continue after Mr. Newsom’s redirection order.