Michelle Luján Grisham Rebukes Trump; Pulls NM National Guard from Southern Border
Rejecting Donald Trump’s claims that there is a national security crisis at the border, NM Governor Michelle Luján Grisham on Tuesday ordered most of the state’s National Guard troops to withdraw from the border. The former Congresswoman has directed a smaller subset of National Guard troops to instead help in areas that have asked for humanitarian aid assistance with migrants and asylum-seekers. And Luján Grisham called on fellow Governors from Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Wisconsin to pull out their troops as well. “I reject 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," said the first Democratic Latina Governor. "However, I recognize and appreciate the legitimate concerns of residents and officials in southwestern New Mexico, particularly Hidalgo County, who have asked for our assistance, as migrants and asylum-seekers continue to appear at their doorstep." More here.