Governors Fight Trump Admin Immigration Policy
Two Governors are using their administrative powers to fight the Trump administration’s policy separating families at the border. Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced on Monday that he will not send the Massachusetts National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border because of the "cruel and inhumane" decision by the Trump administration to separate children from their parents as families arrive at the border. "We told the National Guard to hold steady and to not go down to the border —period," Baker said. "We won't be supporting that initiative unless they change the policy.” And in Colorado, Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper on Monday signed an executive order aimed at "limiting use of state resources to separate children from parents or legal guardians on sole ground of immigration status." Pressure is building on both sides of the aisle calling for an end to the policy, and we’ll keep you posted if other Governors follow MA and CO’s lead.