CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire hasn’t been contacted regarding President Donald Trump’s plan to deploy National Guard troops to the Mexican border, and the Republican governor’s office isn’t saying whether they would be deployed if requested.
The plan has drawn resistance from several Democratic governors and one Republican governor. A spokesman for Gov. Chris Sununu said Friday sending troops will depend “on the details of the specific request.” Sununu is the first Republican governor not to publicly take a position on the plan.
Trump wants to send up to 4,000 Guard members to the border to help federal officials fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking. The White House is moving forward with the plan, but provided no timeline for deployment. Republican governors of border states Arizona, New Mexico and Texas back the deployment.