Governors, National Guard troops withdraw from the border to protest Trump ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

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Protesters marching to the edge of the migrants-system

Protesters say they are demonstrating for the rights of immigrants and against the separation of the family; Jeff, Paul reported by the bolt, Texas.

A group of governors joined together to protest the President Trump the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy as the outrage over the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the border continued. Some pull National Guard troops from the South, while others in pledging to withhold resources.

In April, Trump National requested Guard troops will be deployed around 2,000 to 4,000 to the southern border. His order is called, a Federal law called title 32, under which the governors command and control of Guard members to keep us out of their countries.

Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Missouri, were to agree among the first States to ask the President. To praised of the time, governors of the surrounding States trump for his commitment to the protection of the border.


“Missourians are grateful to the President for the recognition of the need to secure our borders,” former Gov. Eric Greitens, R-Mo., said at the time. “We are proud of the fact that the Missouri troops to play a support role for the protection against terrorism, the protection of the Americans-cartel violence, and the enforcement of our immigration laws.”

“Anything we can do to further strengthening of these efforts is good news for Arizona and for our national security,” Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Ariz., agreed.

But some governors, both Republicans and Democrats, have since changed their positions, after state attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a “zero tolerance policy” in April, which led to the separation of almost 2,000 children from their families within a 6-week period.


Here is a list of States, send the refuse, the National Guard troops and other resources to the U.S.-Mexico border. June 19.


In the June 18 executive order, Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., state authorities of the deployment of resources prohibit “for the purpose of separation of children from their parents or guardian for the sole reason that their families are in violation of Federal immigration laws.”

Hickenlooper called the separation of children from their parents at the border “cruel” and “un-American”, and added that it threatens the children’s mental and physical health.

Today we joined with @CIRCimmigrant against the Trump administration, the separation of the family policy. You can see our joint statement –

— John W. Hickenlooper (@GovofCO) June 18, 2018

The order says the state authorities must adhere to, Federal law, the provision of services to anyone who is entitled by law, despite their status as immigrants.

“We ask the administration to put an end to this cruel practice seeds. If the White house does not act, Congress should. No political value is that families and destroy children’s traumatizing,” Hickenlooper said, urging to support the legislators, the keep families together Act.


“Immigration enforcement should focus on criminals, not separating innocent children from their families,” Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., said in a June 18 tweet. The next day, Hogan ordered four crew members and a helicopter to get back to his station in New Mexico.

To this policy of separation of children from their families was abolished, Maryland, is not from the deployment of a national guard resources to the limit. Earlier this morning, I ordered our 4 members of the Crew & helicopter to return immediately from where you were stationed in New Mexico.

— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) June 19, 2018


Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., canceled plans to send a helicopter and military-to back up analysts, border patrol, said due to the “inhuman treatment of children,” his spokeswoman for The Washington Post on November 19. June.

New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-NY, said Trump, the politics of immigration, resulting in “human tragedy” — and New Yorkers have no part in him.

In the face of the Federal government, the inhumane treatment of immigrant families, New York, the deployment of the national guard is not the limit. We will not be accomplices in this ongoing human tragedy.

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 18, 2018

“In the face of the Federal government, the inhumane treatment of immigrant families, New York, the deployment of the national guard is not the limit,” Cuomo said in a June 18 statement.

The next day, Cuomo announced that he is filing a multi-Agency-action lawsuit against the Trump administration for the “violation of the Constitutional rights of the children of migrants and their families” are arrested and separated on the border. The Governor said there are at least 70 children currently in Federal facilities in his state alone.

#BREAKING: New York state intends to file a ” multi-agency action against the Trump administration for the violation of the Constitutional rights of the children of immigrants and their families, who were separated at the border.

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 19, 2018


Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., four National Guard soldiers and a helicopter ordered to return from the southwest on June 19.

“Virginia benefits from the important work to secure our border, and we have a responsibility, a contribution to this mission. But we also have to get up a responsibility, strategies or actions, the conflict, the values that define us as Americans,” he said in an online statement.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) gets 4 Virginia National Guard soldiers and a helicopter of the US-Mexican border on the Trump admin “zero tolerance policy”

MD Gov. Larry Hogan (R) recalled the same number of soldiers/helicopter this morning

Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) June 19, 2018

Northam said the state would be willing to return resources to the limit once the trump administration puts an end to his current “inhumane” immigration policy.

Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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