The White house does not rule out the possibility that this number may be increased
The US President can order the shipping to the border with Mexico more than 4 thousand soldiers of the National guard of the United States, said on Friday the press-Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders.
According to her, the administration continues negotiations with the authorities of the state of California, who said they were not going to support the initiative of sending to the border the national guard, and threatened to block the President’s initiative throughout the state.
“The President believes that the proper first step would be (to send to the border) from two to four thousand (soldiers), said Sarah Sanders at the daily briefing at the White house. – If later we determine that we need more (troops), at the right time we will make a decision.”
National guard of the United States has a unique legal status. The order on the use of guards to perform any of the tasks have the right to give the state Governor and the President of the United States. By order of the Governor, the guards have the right to act on the territory of their state and the continental United States, by order of the President – throughout the country and around the world.