Governor Brown and the California National Guard have announced the promotion of Col. Sylvia R. Crockett to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony at the state Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, March 28th.
A year and a half after deploying National Guard troops to counter illegal immigration on the Southwest border, the DHS told Congress Tuesday they are cutting the number of troops and changing their mission.
The Obama administration deported a record number of illegal immigrants for the third straight year, according to figures released Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, bringing the number to 396,906 deportations from October 2010 through September of this year
As Congress debates border funding and as governors demand more assistance, The Associated Press has investigated what taxpayers spend securing the U.S.-Mexico border: $90 billion in 10 years.
The one year, 1,200 troop deployment on the border was to expire June 30. But the Obama administration is asking Congress to reprogram $30 million to keep the soldiers there at least through September.