Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker rescinded his government’s deployment of National Guard troops to the US southern border Monday, saying his administration could no longer support the “inhumane treatment of children.”
The Governor’s decision comes hours after multiple news outlets slammed the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy towards illegal migrants crossing in the United States from Mexico.
“Governor Baker directed the National Guard not to send any assets or personnel to the Southwest border today because the federal government’s current actions are resulting in the inhumane treatment of children,” said the governor’s communications director.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed the mainstream media’s reporting earlier Monday, saying the Trump administration “hates” separating children from their parents, but vowed to enforce pre-existing laws.
The President himself weighed-in on the issue this week, slamming “obstructionist Democrats” for preventing Congressional leaders from reaching a bipartisan agreement on immigration and border security.
It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime. Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018