BOSTON - Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump is considering deploying National Guard troops to search for and arrest unauthorized immigrants, as reported by the Associated Press:
"Once again, the White House can't be trusted to keep its story straight. It's clear that the Trump administration considered mobilizing the National Guard to round up our friends, family members, and neighbors.
"That idea is an un-American affront to civil liberties, and it should be immediately rejected by any Republican who loves their country more than their party. Governor Baker needs to clearly state that he would not allow the Massachusetts National Guard to be turned into Trump's 'deportation force.' "
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Friday, February 17, 2017