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Massachusetts Gov.: 'I Won't Send Guard to Border'

Massachusetts Gov.: 'I Won't Send Guard to Border'
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (Winslow Townson/AP)

By    |   Monday, 18 June 2018 02:43 PM

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, says he is refusing to send The Bay State’s National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, charging that the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy which separates children from their parents as they cross over is "cruel and inhumane."

"We told the National Guard to hold steady and to not go down to the border — period. We won't be supporting that initiative unless they change the policy,” Baker said, according to NBC Boston.

"I'm hopeful that with the voices that are coming out at this point and making that case to them, that they will consider alternatives to deal with border security. Border security is important — no one disputes that — but separating kids from their families is not."

A National Guard helicopter crew from Massachusetts had been scheduled to fly down to help federal officials to help track illegal activity along the border with Mexico.

Baker’s anger over the separation policy echoes that of a growing number of politicians taking issue with children being yanked from their parents who enter the U.S. illegally.

Nearly 2,000 kids have been separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy for immigrants.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, says he is refusing to send The Bay State’s National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, charging that the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy is "cruel and inhumane."
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