SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen met with DHS employees in Imperial County and took a tour of the Calexico border wall construction Wednesday.
Nielsen traveled to Calexico to see what’s new with the building of the border wall system there and she also wanted to personally thank the Department of Homeland Security workers for their commitment to securing our borders.
Nielsen listened to challenges that DHS workers face on the frontline.
Governor Jerry Brown says California's National Guard troops are ready to help combat drug and gun smuggling and human trafficking from Mexico.
The governor says he is close to an agreement with the Trump administration to send National Guard troops to the border.
His comments come a day after federal officials said California rejected some proposed duties for the guard.
Governor Brown pledged 400 troops last week, on the condition that they have nothing to do with immigration enforcement.
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"There are enough problems at the border and the interface between our countries that California will have plenty to do." Gov. Jerry Brown said.
President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that Gov. Brown is "trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State are not happy. Want Security & Safety NOW!"
There is a Revolution going on in California. Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept. Jerry Brown is trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State are not happy. Want Security & Safety NOW!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
The County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to file a court brief siding with the federal government against the sanctuary state law.
The 14th annual Mama's Pies Thanksgiving Bake Sale will run from Oct. 8 through Nov. 19 and include two dozen local bakers, it was announced Wednesday.
A judge in Pasadena on Wednesday dismissed 10 felony charges against a so-called "Dine-and-Dash Dater" who was accused of walking out on checks while on first dates with numerous women at Southland restaurants.
Six more women may be victims of sexual assault by a prominent orthopedic surgeon who was featured in a TV reality dating show, and his girlfriend, authorities said Wednesday.
A bill giving cities in San Diego County and the county itself the authority to establish a neighborhood electric vehicle transportation plan was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
A group of San Diego-based federal, state and local officials on Wednesday announced their support for Measure G, the SDSU West Initiative, and their opposition to Measure E, the SoccerCity initiative.
A San Diego couple says they are heartbroken after their family pet was attacked by another dog at a park in Allied Gardens over the weekend. The couple's dog is in critical condition and News 8 has learned this isn’t the first incident at the park involving the same dogs.
After a season-opening loss against Stanford, suddenly the San Diego State University Aztec football team could make it three wins in a row on Saturday night when they host Eastern Michigan. News 8's John Howard has a preview of the game from SDCCU Stadium.
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