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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Migrant caravan no emergency for Gavin Newsom: He’d pull CA Guard from border

With thousands of Central Americans headed for the U.S.-Mexico border and the Trump administration reportedly planning to send hundreds of troops to meet them, California gubernatorial candidates dug in Thursday on whether they would pull the state’s National Guard troops back to their barracks if elected.

Democrat Gavin Newsom is sticking to the position he spelled out before the caravan of 7,000-plus Central Americans hit the road this month, aides said: He disagreed with Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to deploy 400 California Guard troops at President Trump’s request in April, and if elected, he’d try to bring them back.

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