Republican Arkansas Governor Sends Troops to Southern Border
Republican Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders is taking action to secure the southern border by deploying troops from Arkansas, according to a report by Fox News. Sanders joins other Republican governors from Florida, Nebraska, Virginia, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Tennessee who have taken similar actions in recent days.
The Republican governors recently met with Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who requested their help in securing the Texas-Mexico border. Sanders cited illegal immigration, cartels, and trafficking as issues at the southern border that she believes are being fueled by President Joe Biden.
President Biden’s failure at our border puts the entire country at risk.
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) June 1, 2023
Maj. Gen. Jonathan Stubbs, adjutant general for the Arkansas National Guard, stated that “Our Soldiers and Airmen have been providing these same capabilities to combatant commanders and local law enforcement agencies for years.”
The states’ response follows the end of Title 42, a key Trump-era border policy used to expel more than 2 million illegal migrants, on May 11. In response to an expected surge at the time, Biden deployed 1,500 U.S. troops to the southern border.
“These 1,500 military personnel will fill critical capability gaps, such as ground-based detection and monitoring, data entry, and warehouse support, until CBP can address these needs through contracted support,” a Pentagon official previously told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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Source: The Western Journal
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