Gov. Jerry Brown Negotiates Agreement To Send National Guard To Mexico Border Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. U.S.-Mexico Border in Jacumba Hot Springs, California. Anthony Albright / Flickr California National Guard troops will be deployed to the Mexico border, Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced on Wednesday, answering President Donald Trump's national call for border states to help with security. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains why this is being seen as a smart move for California's governor.