Cuomo: NO National Guard Troops to the Border

Calls Trump policy of separating families inhumane

June 18, 2018 - 3:17 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Govenor Cuomo has made his message clear and will not send National Guard troops to the New York border in light of President Trump's policy of separating children from families caught illegally entering the US.

Cuomo issued the following statement:

"The administration's unconscionable treatment of families at our border is a moral outrage and an affront to the values that built this state and this nation.

"In the face of this ongoing human tragedy, let me be very clear: New York will not be party to this inhumane treatment of immigrant families. We will not deploy National Guard to the border, and we will not be complicit in a political agenda that governs by fear and division.

"Day after day, I am increasingly disturbed by the reports of disgraceful tactics used by ICE both in our own state and along our nation's border. I have called on the Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security to investigate illegal and discriminatory ICE tactics in New York and to tell us what his office is doing about the assault on immigrant families along our border. 

"In New York, we stand for the values embodied by the Lady in our Harbor. We know that our diversity is our greatest strength, and we will never stop fighting to protect and strengthen the rights of immigrants."

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