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Nevada Governor won’t activate National Guard to round up undocumented immigrants

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Friday he would not activate the Nevada National Guard to round up undocumented immigrants for deportation. Sandoval, speaking to the Review-Journal during a break at a Nevada homeland security commission[1] meeting[2], said he was aware of the report but had not read the memo. The Associated Press detailed a memo draft[3] that was considered by the White House, which called for the mobilization of National Guard troops across 11 states, including Nevada. The memo proposed to use as many as 100,000 troops to act as immigration enforcers in finding and deporting undocumented immigrants.

Sandoval said he would not even consider calling on the National Guard to act as an immigration enforcement agency.

I m not sure it s even legal, Sandoval added. Sandoval said Congress needs to pass new, clear immigration laws so that everyone knows what the rules are going to be going forward. Contact Colton Lochhead at

Sandoval: Responders’ efforts in dealing with Nevada flooding was …

CARSON CITY Gov. Brian Sandoval gave a shout-out to first responders who dealt with recent the flooding in Northern Nevada.

It s nothing short of remarkable, Sandoval said Friday at the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security meeting, noting the epic amount of precipitation that is occurring in Northern Nevada. Sandoval declared a state of emergency last week for Elko County, which was hammered by flooding. The efforts include sandbags and help from the Nevada National Guard. Contact Ben Botkin at

Sri Lanka naval chief lauds PN role for maritime security

ISLAMABAD – Commander Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne has lauded the efforts of Pakistan Navy to maintain collaborative security in the Indian Ocean and beyond. The visiting dignitary expressed these views during series of interactions he separately had on Thursday with Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Zubair Hayat, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Minister for Defence Production Rana Tannveer Hussain. In his meeting with Admiral Zakaullah, the visiting dignitary held detailed discussions on professional matters and bilateral naval collaboration in diverse fields.

A comprehensive brief on PN s operational developments was also given to the visiting dignitary. Admiral Zakaullah thanked Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne for active participation by Sri Lankan Navy in Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN 17 to join hands for common resolve of Together for Peace . Sri Lankan Naval Chief highly lauded the efforts of Pakistan Navy to maintain collaborative security in the Indian Ocean and beyond. Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne also called on Federal Minister for Defence Production, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chief of the Army Staff and Chief of the Air Staff during his engagements at Islamabad. Earlier during his visit to Karachi Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne attended different events of Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN 17, including International Fleet Review and graced the Session-II of International Maritime Conference, International Band Display and Maritime Counter Terrorism Demo as Chief Guest. The dignitary called on Naval Field Commands at Karachi and laid wreath at mausoleum of Quad-e-Azam. Sri Lankan Naval Chief also visited Pakistan Navy War College Lahore.

Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne has had the honour to hold number of Command and Staff appointments including Command of SLNS SAYURA (Offshore Patrol Vessel), Commandant Naval and Maritime Academy, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Fleet, Director General (Services), Director Naval Operations/Special Forces/Maritime/Surveillance, Commander South Naval Area, Commander Eastern Naval Area, Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Commander Special Boat Squadron.

Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne is an alumni of Pakistan Navy Staff College, a graduate of Karachi University of Pakistan and National Defence University Washington DC, USA. The visit is expected to greatly enhance the bilateral collaboration between the two Navies in various avenues.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 17-Feb-2017 here.[1]


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