Republican and Democrat governors are refusing to deploy their state’s National Guards to the border to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their families.
Democrat Governors Andrew Cuomo and John Hickenlooper, and Republican Governor Charlie Baker have said they will not be sending troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, citing concerns about the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in about 2,000 children getting separated and placed into detention centers over a six-week period.
“The administration’s unconscionable treatment of families at our border is a moral outrage and an affront to the values that built this state and this nation,” New York Governor Cuomo said.
“In the face of this ongoing human tragedy, let me be very clear: New York will not be party to this inhumane treatment of immigrant families. We will not deploy National Guard to the border, and we will not be complicit in a political agenda that governs by fear and division.”