The Democratic governor issued a tweet saying she was troubled by the president's recent actions and that she will answer "no" if her troops are called to serve along the border.
She then added that troops from her state, have not formally been requested at this time.
There’s been no outreach by the President or federal officials, and I have no intention of allowing Oregon’s guard troops to be used to distract from his troubles in Washington.— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) April 4, 2018
The president Trump announced that he intended to send National Guard Troops to the U.S.-Mexico border and formally signed the proclamation to mobilize units, Wednesday. The president is sending the troops to combat illegal immigration and drug smuggling. Trump said the situation had reached a "point of crisis."
However, it has not been determined how many troops the president will send. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Thursday, "we're going to be sending as many troops as we need."
Nielsen will hold discussions with California's Governor Jerry Brown to earn his support for the proclamation, The Associated Press reported.
If the president "federalizes" the National Guard troops then the governor could not override Trump's orders. That has not happened yet.
In 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry sent nearly 1,000 guardsmen to the state's southern border to deal with similar issues. Gov. Gregg Abbott, the current governor of Texas, also increased the number of troops along the border and increased funding for the resources to maintain the operation there.