Donald Trump's request that governors send National Guard troops to the border will do nothing but pander to his racist, immigrant-hating base to distract them from other issues. Daily Kos has already generated 60,000+ letters opposing it, and we are seeing results.
Nevada's Republican governor has joined Oregon's Democratic governor in refusing to send troops to the border. Texas & Arizona have sent troops, but the numbers are smaller than requested. New Mexico's Republican governor says she supports it, but has yet to send troops. But California Governor Jerry Brown has been silent on the question.
Now is the time to step up the request. Sign and send the petition to New York's governor: Reject Trump's militarization of the border.
Paul Hogarth, Daily Kos