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Governors Recall National Guard Troops from Border over Separation of Families

HeadlineJun 20, 2018

Nationwide outrage and protests are mounting over the Trump administration’s practice of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, in violation of international human rights law. On Tuesday, Republican and Democratic governors of eight states—Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, Rhode Island, Colorado, New York, North Carolina and Connecticut—said they would either withhold or recall their National Guard troops from the border, in protest of the practice of separating children.

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