Democratic New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham has decided to rebel against Pres. Trump decision to send National Guard troops to protect the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Grisham told MSNBC’s Katy Tur, there is “not a national emergency” at the border at the Trump administration is “stoking fear” in “an effort to get support for militarizing the border.” As you can see, this state leader has decided to scorch the earth against Pres. Trump.
Too bad the governor doesn’t state how the residents of her state feel about this issue. The residents oppose illegal immigration, in very large numbers, as illegals suppress wages in New Mexico. This will be a one-term governor if she doesn’t get a clue, quickly.
I have long been concerned that in addition to this anti-immigrant agenda by the White House stoking fear, the racist comments about Hispanic communities and immigrant communities in general, that this is an effort to get support for militarizing the border. And not getting Congress to do that. He’s making sure that he’s trying to get states to do that…
This is not a national emergency. We are spending $30 million on our troop deployment there. That’s money he’s taking out of things that we do need in this state, like infrastructure investments. I asked them to get me more data and demonstrate what they are doing and I don’t want them to involve in immigration enforcement. They were unable to make the case. I made the decision as soon as they gave me report, which again indicated no crisis. I pulled the troops from the border.
Another example of placing politics before constituents. She needs to hear from you New Mexico!