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Carney: Delaware Will Not Send National Guard to Border Because of Trump Policy

Posted: Jun 19, 2018 2:45 PM Updated:

RICHMOND, Va.- Delaware Gov. John Carney says he will not send members of the state's National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border because he disagrees with a federal policy of separating immigrant children from their families.           

Carney made the announcement Tuesday, saying, "Today, we received a request to send Delaware National Guard troops to the southwest border. Under normal circumstances, we wouldn’t hesitate to answer the call. But given what we know about the policies currently in effect at the border, I can’t in good conscience send Delawareans to help with that mission."

The Democratic governor said if President Donald Trump revokes the current inhumane policy of separating children from their parents, Delaware "will be first in line to assist our sister states in securing the border."

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, also a Democrat, and Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that they were recalling Natural Guard members stationed at the border. And Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday reversed a decision to send a National Guard helicopter.

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