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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

Representing the 1st District of New Mexico

Rep. Lujan Grisham Calls on New Mexico Governor to Cancel National Guard Border Deployment

Jun 20, 2018
Press Release

Rep. Lujan Grisham Calls on New Mexico Governor to Cancel National Guard Border Deployment

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement after several Governors announced they were canceling the deployment of their National Guard Troops to the border:

"I call on Governor Martinez to immediately recall the deployment of New Mexican National Guard troops to the border and stop providing resources to further President Trump’s inhumane immigration policies. Using New Mexico personnel and hard-earned taxpayer dollars to support an Administration that is tearing children from their parents is sickening. We have a responsibility to stand up to policies that betray our most basic values.

"Right now, New Mexicans are battling fires that are destroying thousands of acres of forest and threatening life and property. Governor Martinez should immediately redeploy these limited resources to help protect dozens of communities across the state that are in danger of being destroyed.”

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