Bianey Reyes (C) and others protest the separation of children from their parents in front of the El Paso Processing Center, an immigration detention facility, at the Mexican border on June 19, 2018 in El Paso, Texas.

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Alderwoman Asks Gov. Parson to Pull Guard From Border

Rice tweeted out the governor's phone number, urging people to ask Parson directly to pull the guard.

June 19, 2018 - 2:20 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Alderwoman Annie Rice is asking the governor to pull the Missouri National Guard from the border.

The Massachusetts governor has refused to send National Guard to the border because of the family seperation.

Rice tweeted, "Missourians want nothing to do with these despicable actions."

"Former Gov. Greitens is the one who sent the Missouri National Guard down to the border at the request of President Trump. I would like to request that he bring our troops back to Missouri so that we don't participate in these inhumane practices, either," she says.

Related: New GOP Plan: Hold Kids Longer at Border, But With Parents

Rice also tweeted out the governor's phone number, urging people to ask Parson directly to pull the guard.

Archbishop Robert Carlson released a statement Tuesday addressing the separation of immigrant parents and children, saying in part, "any policy or strategy that callously commodifies our children falls short of our American ideals and values.  As a nation of immigrants, we have a long tradition of welcoming the stranger and the poor and the needy into our way of life."

He ends his statement by asking "people of good will" to write Trump, the Attorney General and members of Congress to "insist that this enforcement practice of separating families come to an end."

Click here to read the full statement.