Following President Donald Trump’s call in April for states to send National Guard troops to the border, several governors have accepted the request.
Amid continued debate over a “no-tolerance” policy that has led to immigrant families being separated without criminal charges, however, at least one state is reconsidering its commitment.
According to WGBH, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has decided to cancel the deployment announced earlier this month.
“Governor Baker directed the National Guard not to send any assets or personnel to the Southwest border today because the federal government’s actions are resulting in the inhumane treatment of children,” a spokesperson for the Republican governor said.
On the other side of the aisle, Trump ran into gubernatorial opposition much earlier.
As Scope News previously reported, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tweeted shortly after the initial request that she was “deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border” and pledged not to deploy troops as part of the mission.