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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) has heavily criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda and the administration’s overall response to the border crisis.

In February, she condemned what she called Trump’s “charade of border fear-mongering” and announced she was withdrawing most of the New Mexico National Guard troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border in her state.

“I reject the federal contention that there exists an overwhelming national security crisis at the Southern border,” Lujan Grisham said, according to NPR.

Her comments came just more than one week before Trump declared a national emergency in response to the overwhelming migrant crisis at the border.

But now, more than three months after her public campaign of opposition against the Trump administration, Lujan Grisham is seeking the federal government’s assistance to manage the impacts of the border crisis on New Mexico.

According to KOAT-TV, Lujan Grisham met with federal officials in Washington, D.C., last week, including acting-Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, to discuss the ongoing crisis.

Lujan Grisham asked McAleenan to increase government personnel at the border and requested reimbursement for humanitarian assistance, among other resources.

“The governor wants to continue to urge the federal government to increase its personnel on the border as a means of improving the logistical and communications output,” the governor’s spokesman, Tripp Stelnicki, told KOAT.

Considering Lujan Grisham’s public outcry against the Trump administration, Republicans had a field day with her trip to Washington.

“She declares there’s no crisis. She removes the National Guard, and now she’s there asking for money,” New Mexico GOP Chairman Steve Pearce mocked, KOAT reported.

“Everything in her actions indicate that she believes there’s a crisis, but yet she will not dedicate the resources or request to her colleagues in Congress to start passing the laws that will change the situation there,” he criticized. “The border communities are going to continue to be overrun.”

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26 Comments
  • Buckwheat7 says:

    Such a beautiful state, in ruins by Democrat Politicians!

  • Sean says:

    Typical Democrat money grab. Play both sides against the middle. BS politicians gaming the system for money. First she makes sure it develops into a full blown crisis by pulling her troops. They she demands money for putting them back. Bullshit bullshit bullshit. — that’s my BS meter going off.

  • Dorothy Paul says:

    Not a penny until she reinstates the National Guard to the border and then resigns. Only then, should the citizens of this country do anything to help that treacherous pos. the People of New Mexico should be outraged at this imbeciles action against them and the country.

  • Tommhan says:

    She should not get a dime until after the apology for all her lying remarks about the border crisis.

  • Fred Sheehan says:

    No crisis, no money.

  • Patriot 1951 says:

    Tell her to send her National Guard troops back. Your move, sweetie!

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