Sunday, April 24, 2022

Republican Governors Form 26-State Border Task Force Amid Worsening Crisis; Republican Governors Deploy 'strike force' to Secure Border Amid Surge in Migrants, and related stories

Republican governors form 26-state border task force amid worsening crisis:
More than half of U.S. governors have banded together in an effort to respond to rising illegal migration at the southern border absent meaningful help from the Biden administration.
Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona announced the formation of the 26-state American Governors' Border Strike Force on Tuesday, a day after the Biden administration released data that revealed more people were encountered trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico in March than any month in 22 years.
"This is not just an Arizona issue, it’s a national issue," Ducey said in a statement. "If our entire southern border isn’t secure, our nation isn’t secure. As dangerous transnational criminal organizations continue to profit from holes in the border and fill our communities with drugs, it’s no coincidence that we’re seeing historic levels of opioid-related deaths."
The 26 states, all led by Republican governors, will work as a "force multiplier in the fight against criminal activity directly tied to our border" by increasingly sharing intelligence on state-level crimes, going after the profits that Mexican cartels make by smuggling people and narcotics, and enhancing patrols of major interstate highways near the border in an effort to interdict more smuggling operations. --->READ MORE HERE
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Republican governors deploy 'strike force' to secure border amid surge in migrants:
A group of 26 Republican governors is launching a multi-state partnership to secure the southern border as the number of migrants being detained and appearing at the border continues to increase.
The American Governors’ Border Strike Force will target cartels and criminal groups by increasing collaboration, improving intelligence, combating human smuggling, and stopping drug flow among each of the participating states, according to a group memorandum outing its mission.
"President Biden has failed to secure the border, and it has deteriorated into a warzone that is threatening all of our communities," South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem told Fox News. "South Dakota has sent the National Guard to the border. Republican Governors are launching a Border Strike Force to secure our communities and partner together to protect our people."
The initiative is modeled after the Arizona Border Strike Force launched by Gov. Doug Ducey in 2015. That program has resulted in the seizure of 801 pounds of heroin and 985 pounds of fentanyl, among other drug seizures, since it started, Ducey's office said. --->READ MORE HERE
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U.S. Governors Create Strike Force to 'Secure' Southern Border With Mexico

Republican governors unveil ‘Border Strike Force’

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