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Nevada governor joins in opposition to Trump border plan

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

Oregon Rep. Andy Olson shakes hands with Sgt. Cruz Bryan while formally welcoming back Oregon Army National Guard members during a demobilization ceremony of the Oregon National Guard's 162nd Infantry Regiment on June 13, 2015 in Albany, Ore. (Mark Ylen / Associated Press)
Oregon Rep. Andy Olson shakes hands with Sgt. Cruz Bryan while formally welcoming back Oregon Army National Guard members during a demobilization ceremony of the Oregon National Guard's 162nd Infantry Regiment on June 13, 2015 in Albany, Ore. (Mark Ylen / Associated Press)
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RENO, Nev. – Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is the latest governor to oppose President Donald Trump’s proposal to send thousands of National Guard members to the Mexico border to help fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

Sandoval’s spokeswoman, Mary-Sarah Kinner, said Friday in an email to the Associated Press that the Trump administration has not contacted the Republican governor’s office about the idea. But she said Sandoval doesn’t believe the current proposal would be “an appropriate use” of the Nevada Guard.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, both Democrats, also said this week that they would say no to requests for troops from their national guards.

Trump wants to send up to 4,000 Guard members to the border. The Republican governors of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas back the deployment.

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