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Gov. Baker won’t send Massachusetts National Guard to border

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is reversing a decision to send a Massachusetts National Guard helicopter to the country’s southern border, citing the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents.

The Republican governor said Monday his decision to put the National Guard mission on hold was due to what he calls the “cruel and inhumane” policy of separating children from their parents as families arrive at the border.

The crew has been set to fly down later this month to work with federal officials to help track illegal activity along the border with Mexico.

Baker said Massachusetts won’t be participating until the family separation policy is changed.


President Donald Trump on Monday again falsely blaming Democrats for the policy and declared he would keep the U.S. from becoming “a migrant camp.”