Md. Governor will not send National Guard to U.S. – Mexico border
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan, says Maryland will not deploy any National Guard resources to the U.S. – Mexico border.
Hogan tweeted that his decision stands until the policy of separating children from their families has been rescinded.
Governor Hogan also ordered the state’s four crew members and helicopter to immediately return from where they were stationed in New Mexico.
“Washington has failed again & again to deliver needed immigration reform – Congress and the administration must step up and work together to fix our broken system,” said Governor Hogan in a tweet. “Immigration enforcement efforts should focus on criminals, not separating innocent children from their families.”
This news came right before Governor Ralph Northam also ordered the recall of four Virginia National Guard soldiers and a helicopter from the border.
“Virginia benefits from the important work of securing our border and we have a responsibility to contribute to that mission,” said Northam in a statement. “However, we also have a responsibility to stand up to policies or actions that run afoul of the values that define us as Americans.”