"President Trump was right, we need to build a wall", McMaster said.
He sent a defiant letter to the Trump administration on Wednesday, saying the additional troops will only supplement the staffing of California's ongoing program to combat transnational crime.
Responding to President Donald Trump's call for deployment of the National Guard to the U.S. -Mexico border, a defiant Gov.
"This will not be a mission to build a new wall", Brown wrote.
It also followed series of tweets from Trump criticizing Mexico for not stopping a caravan of Central American migrants from moving northward toward the U.S. -Mexico border.
Some National Guard members have started arriving at the U.S. -Mexico border with more expected as federal government officials seek ways to curtail illegal immigration. It will not be a assignment to locate women and children or detain persons escaping violence and trying a better existence. President George W. Bush sent 6,400 troops starting in 2006 and President Obama sent 1,200 in 2010.
As many as 4,000 National Guard troops could soon be on their way to the border, where Mr. Trump has said they will stay and defend the border until the wall he wants there is completed.
The Republican on Tuesday reiterated plans to put more than 1,000 National Guard members into action.
The only border state to holdout on troops is California. Jerry Brown. Some Guard troops already are deployed on the border for counter-drug operations. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said that some of the troops going to the Texas border will be armed. "These National Guard members will act in support of Border Patrol agents who are performing law enforcement duties".
Brown also said that, "there is no massive wave of migrants pouring into California".
"President Trump: If you wish to reach agreements with Mexico, we stand ready", Pena Nieto said April 5 in a national address.
"There's always a dialogue back and forth between the Defense Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection", Burwell said.