Former California Gov. Jerry Brown had agreed to deploy the National Guard troops last April under the condition that they "will not enforce immigration laws or participate in the construction of any new border barrier". "We are not interested in participating in this political theater", Newsom said at an afternoon news conference in Sacramento.
The "real threats" that Newsom's office was referring to include wildfire prevention and fighting drug trafficking, and National Guard troops will be redeployed in those areas in California.
The Times quoted excerpts from Newsom's State of the State address, which he will give on Tuesday, to illustrate Newsom's hostility to President Trump.
"This is our answer to the White House: No more division, xenophobia or nativism", Newsom plans to say, according to prepared remarks.
Now-California Governor Gavin Newsom attends "Families Belong Together - Freedom for Immigrants March Los Angeles" at Los Angeles City Hall on June 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
The president has threatened to invoke emergency powers to fund construction of a wall at the U.S. -Mexico border, a key promise of his 2016 campaign.
At the federal level, the ongoing battle over funding for Trump's proposed border wall could lead to another partial government shutdown.
Grisham, a Democrat, called Trump's frequent declarations of an immigration crisis at the border a "charade".
"Tolerance for illegal immigration is not compassionate - it is cruel", he said.
The New Mexico governor said that she rejected the "federal contention that there exists an overwhelming national security crisis at the southern border, along which are some of the safest communities in the country".
Gov. Gavin Newsom will reportedly announce plans Monday to remove roughly 360 National Guard members from the border.
The step to rescind state authorization for the border deployment is a sharp rebuke of President Trump's continued warnings that undocumented migrants present a national security risk to the United States. What Trump seems to have forgotten, however, is that individual states along the border have the right to pull troops if they so desire. If Harris and Newsom split the home-state vote, that could provide an opening for other Democrats to get past California's new position in the primary.
"The only way to beat a bully is to push him back and let him fall", he said.