Governor Grisham withdraws National Guard troops from New Mexico border

The Governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, (Dem.), has ordered the withdrawal of most of NM National Guard troops deployed at their border with Mexico! She stated that she would no longer take part in President Donald Trump’s “fear-mongering.” Grisham is also calling for all the other border states to do the same, both North and South.

The Governor said, “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. 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,”.

 

Please review the UPI News Article, “Gov. Grisham withdraws National Guard troops from New Mexico border” for more details.

 

 

Source of Information:

UPI (upi.com), 2/5/19, News Article:

Gov. Grisham withdraws National Guard troops from New Mexico border

 

Office of the Governor of NM (governor.state.nm.us), 2/5/19, Press Release:

Governor Lujan Grisham withdraws New Mexico National Guard from border deployment; orders assistance to Hidalgo county