NM Governor To Visit Southern Border

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is scheduled to visit the state’s southern border with Mexico to meet with National Guard members. The newly inaugurated Democrat planned to travel to the Santa Teresa port of entry Friday to talk with New Mexico National guard troops.

About 180 troops were deployed to the border by Lujan Grisham’s Republican predecessor, Susana Martinez, in April. That was before concerns about migrant caravans prompted a new federal deployment of more than 5,000 troops.

Lujan Grisham has expressed skepticism about the Trump’s portrayal of immigration and border security situations. Governor’s Office spokesman Tripp Stelnicki says that Lujan Grisham wanted to visit the border in person before making further decisions about National Guard deployments.