"We are anticipating additional requirements, and we got a signal from California that they are interested in improving border security", Vitiello said.
The tweet also appeared to undercut a statement by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who thanked Brown late Wednesday after his office announced the agreement with federal officials.
Neumann-Ortiz said Walker is catering to Trump's white nationalist rhetoric and policies and she suggested if Walker wanted to send out the Guard, he could send troops to Puerto Rico to help people. "Sending members of the Wisconsin National Guard to militarize the border against unarmed men, women and children is absurd".
The National Guard's claim that it had been notified in writing of the Pentagon's commitment came hours after President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans push Mulvaney, Trump to rescind Gateway funds Pruitt spent K flying aides to Australia to prep for later-canceled visit: report Rosenstein told Trump he is not a target of Mueller probe: report MORE insisted that the federal government would not fund the California deployment. "Final details are being worked out but we are looking forward to the support".
"Trying to stop drug smuggling, human trafficking and guns going to Mexico to the cartels, that sounds to me like fighting crime", Brown said.
Brown emphasized in his order that the deployment is not a response to President Donald Trump's call to Southwest states to secure the border as part of his administration's immigration crackdown.
The Democratic governor cast his decision as a welcome infusion of support paid for by the USA government to fight transnational criminal gangs and drug and firearms smugglers. National Guard personnel deployed for Operation Guardian Support will not be armed or engage in enforcement operations in the field.
Some troops may be deployed this month and are expected to stay until at least September 30, Brown said. General Daniel R. Hokanson, the National Guard Bureau's vice chief.