California reaches deal with Trump administration on National Guard role

04/18/2018 The Washington Post

jerrybrownCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has reached an agreement with Homeland Security and Defense officials on the terms of his state’s National Guard deployment to the border, after insisting the troops will not be used to help U.S. agents enforce immigration laws.

Wednesday’s announcement follows several days of back-and-forth posturing between the White House and the Democratic governor, whose state’s “sanctuary” policies protecting undocumented immigrants are a frequent target of President Trump’s exclamatory Twitter barbs.

Brown said California will deploy 400 soldiers who will work against drug trafficking and cross-border criminal groups but eschew contact with border-crossing migrants.

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Gov. Jerry Brown, Mexico’s president talk trade in L.A.

08/26/14 Los Angeles Times

hand shakeGov. Jerry Brown and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto shared the stage in Los Angeles to speak about opportunities for the Golden State and its southern neighbor to work together on business opportunities, climate change and higher education.

“We share language, territory, trade,” Brown said Monday at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, where Peña Nieto kicked off a two-day trip to California. “We share the sun, the wind, businesses like oil production.”

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto starts California tour in Los Angeles

08/25/14 San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Enrique PeñaNieto 2Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown.

His two-day tour starts in Los Angeles on Monday and comes less than a month after Brown visited Mexico.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Highlights Immigration, Economy in Mexico Trip

07/30/14 Wall Street Journal

hand shakeCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown ended a three-day visit to Mexico City Wednesday, capping a trip in which he drew attention to Mexico’s economic changes as well as the plight of unaccompanied immigrant children in the U.S.

Mr. Brown’s visit to Mexico, his state’s biggest export market, achieved few concrete accords, but it was long on ceremony, meetings and signings of memorandums of understanding. The governor, meanwhile, spoke with several Mexican officials including President Enrique Peña Nieto, who met privately with the 76-year-old Democrat.

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Governor Brown Signs Agreement to Foster Cooperation Between Mexican and American Colleges and Universities

07/29/14 Office of the Governor of California

hand shakeGov. Jerry Brown, on the third day of his trade mission here, signed two more agreements with Mexican officials on Tuesday.

The first, which was inked at the University of California’s headquarters in Mexico City, is aimed at increasing collaboration in higher education.

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California and Mexico sign pact to fight climate change

07/28/14 Reuters

Environment -Climate change and apaptation -- dry groundCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact on Monday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits.

The six-page memorandum of understanding calls for cooperation in developing carbon pricing systems and calls on the partners to explore ways to align those systems in the future.

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California governor to meet with Mexican president

07/27/14 Associated Press

shutterstock_182486318Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Peña Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.

The governor’s office announced Sunday that Brown will meet privately with Nieto on Monday about topics including immigration. It comes amid a trade mission aimed at increasing direct investments in California, promoting university exchanges and forming environmental partnerships to combat climate change.

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