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Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham says she is worried about the well-being of the women and children in the migrant caravans approaching the U.S. from the southern border and she does not think President Trump's information is credible. She said she may reconsider the state's decision to deploy the National Guard troops to the border and offer support to the migrants.
Immigration divides Latina governor and governor-elect

By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic governor-elect signaled a new approach to border security and immigration that emphasizes humanitarian concerns and skepticism of the White House, as the reins of state government pass from one Latina governor to another.

U.S. Congresswoman and Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that she is worried about the well-being of women and children in migrant caravans approaching the U.S. from Mexico and may reconsider the state's decision to deploy local National Guard troops to the border.

"I worry about the women and children in that caravan," said Lujan Grisham, who won Tuesday's election in a landslide against GOP U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce.

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez in April deployed fewer than 200 troops to the state's border with Mexico at President Donald Trump's request. That was before concerns about the migrant caravan prompted a new federal deployment of more than 5,000 troops.

The Trump administration is warning that the caravans will further overwhelm asylum systems. On Friday, the president ordered that anyone who enters the U.S. illegally from Mexico by going around official border crossings is ineligible for asylum.

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