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Wisconsin governor issues order pulling National Guard troops from border, citing no ‘crisis’

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) on Monday issued an executive order withdrawing the state’s National Guard troops from the southern border.

Evers said in a tweet that there is not evidence of a crisis at the border and there is thus “no justification” for having troops there.

“There is simply not ample evidence to support the president’s contention of a national security crisis at our southwestern border. Therefore, there is no justification for the ongoing presence of Wisconsin National Guard personnel at the border,” Evers said.

{mosads}The troops were ordered to the border in June of last year by then-Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). That came after President Trump in April ordered border states to send National Guard troops to the border for extra border security.

According to The Associated Press, officials from Arizona last year requested Wisconsin’s help at the border. There are currently 112 Wisconsin National Guard troops at the border, according to the executive order issued by Evers.

Trump has since declared that there is a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border and is seeking to spend billions on a wall along the border. 

The Democratic governors of California and New Mexico have also pulled back troops from the border this month.

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