New Mexico's Governor says Trump's border crisis does not exist — and orders the National Guard off border

New Mexico's Governor says Trump's border crisis does not exist — and orders the National Guard off border

On Tuesday, New Mexico’s newly elected Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered the withdrawal of the “majority of National Guard troops currently deployed to the state's southern border with Mexico,” according to ABC News affiliate KVIA. In a statement released to the news media, Gov. Grisham said she rejected Trump’s insistence that there is a pressing security crisis at the border, pointing out that the border towns in her area are some of the safest communities in the country.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that around a dozen National Guard troops will remain in Hidalgo and Luna Counties, with Gov.  Grisham reserving the right to add more after a further assessment by military officials. Grisham ordered troops working in New Mexico to return to their homes. However, Gov. Grisham says she is is not ignoring constituents who are concerned with asylum seekers who need help, and will continue to figure out the best way to help. She’s just not interested in being a part of Donald Trump’s “charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops.”

Well done.


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