Statement on Trump Deportation Plan

Rep. Chris Turner, Chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement regarding President Trump’s plan to use the National Guard as a deportation force: 

“President Trump’s draft plan to use the National Guard as a deportation force is dangerous and un-American.  As Commander-in-Chief of Texas Military Forces, Governor Abbott needs to speak up immediately and let the President know that Texas will play no part whatsoever in this operation.

“Two years ago, Governor Abbott insulted United States military special forces when he expressed angst about Operation Jade Helm, a routine training exercise.  Given the Governor’s past concerns about federal overreach, I’m confident he will swiftly and categorically reject and condemn this dangerous plan from the Trump Administration.”

 

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