ABC News report: DHS says Border Patrol, California reach agreement on National Guard support

Posted at 9:41 AM, Apr 20, 2018

(KGTV) - The U.S. Border Patrol has reached an agreement with the state of California regarding the presence of National Guard troops at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to ABC News.

ABC News, citing a Department of Homeland Security official, reported Friday that National Guard troops will support the Border Patrol on the following items:

-- radio communications
-- motor transport operations
-- training administration/operations
-- paralegal administration
-- planning
-- intelligence analysis
-- surveillance camera operations

ABC News reported that the DHS and Defense Department/California agreement on the mission set was reached Thursday.

The mission agreement comes two days after the Trump administration and California Gov. Jerry Brown came to an agreement regarding the deployment of 400 California National Guard troops to the border and other parts of the state.

Brown said troops would be deploy by the end of April, but he has previously stated the National Guard would not be used to enforce immigration laws.