(Newsweek) Governor Kate Brown said she will refuse any order from President Donald Trump to send Oregon's guard troops down south to the US-Mexico border.
Trump wants National Guard troops sent to the Mexican border as his effort to build an impenetrable wall stalls because his administration is struggling to secure enough funds from Congress or other sources. He originally said Mexico would pay for the wall, but it has refused.
In a presidential memorandum authorizing the request of deployment of Guards to the border, Trump says U.S. security is "imperiled by a drastic surge of illegal activity", in particular drug trafficking by gangs and unlawful immigration.
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He said it is a "crisis" of "lawlessness" at the southern border.