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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:21 AM

N.M. Gov. considers pulling National Guard from the border

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) visited the border on Friday to get a firsthand look at conditions and gather data to decide whether to withdraw New Mexico National Guard troops.

“I haven’t seen anything to indicate we have an emergent crisis here on the border,” Lujan Grisham told a news conference after her tour. The visit included a briefing from Customs and Border Protection officials in Sunland Park and a meeting with New Mexico National Guard leaders and troops in Santa Teresa, NM.

The governor noted that illegal crossings are at “historic lows” and said she asked CBP officials for “better data” to compare year-to-year apprehensions and drug seizures to decide whether to keep New Mexico National Guard troops on the border.

“I think this calls for a re-review, making sure we agree what constitutes an emergency, what constitutes a crisis, whether or not we’re seeing real crisis emerge at the border, and how we should be using all these assets,” Lujan Grisham said.


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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:23 AM

1. What the National Guard should do...

is patrol the deserts to rescue the refugees and get them to shelter as quickly as possible.

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