Governor withdraws most National Guard from border | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Governor withdraws most National Guard from border

New Mexico's governor, arguing there is not an "overwhelming national security crisis," withdrew the majority of National Guard troops deployed at the state's southern border.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday, Feb. 5, also announced she would be sending more help to Hidalgo County — one of the state's three border counties — to assist with humanitarian needs.

"I reject the federal contention that there exists an overwhelming national security crisis at the southern border, along which are some of the safest communities in the country," the Democrat governor stated in a news release sent hours before President Donald Trump's scheduled State of the Union. "However, I recognize and appreciate the legitimate concerns of residents and officials in southwestern New Mexico, particularly Hidalgo County, who have asked for our assistance, as migrants and asylum-seekers continue to appear at their doorstep."

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