Almost every single GOP governor in the United States penned their signature on a letter demanding that President Joe Biden end the illegal immigration crisis plaguing the U.S. – a crisis which Biden has essentially created.
Prior to Biden taking office, former President Trump had made strides in securing the border and the situation was nowhere near crisis level.
Now the Republican governors are insisting Biden put a stop to it before it destroys the country as we know it.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Texas Governor Greg Abbott led the 26-state coalition in writing a letter to the White House demanding an end to the “national security crisis created by eight months of unenforced borders.”
“The months-long surge in illegal crossings has instigated an international humanitarian crisis, spurred a spike in international criminal activity, and opened the floodgates to human traffickers and drug smugglers endangering public health and safety in our states,” the governors wrote.
“A crisis that began at our southern border now extends beyond to every state and requires immediate action before the situation worsens.”
“The negative impacts of an unenforced border policy on the American people can no longer be ignored. Border apprehensions are up almost 500% compared to last year, totaling more than 1.3 million—more people than the populations of nine U.S. states. Approximately 9,700 illegal apprehensions have prior criminal convictions. Cartels and traffickers are making $14 million a day moving people illegally across the border,” the letter continues.
“More fentanyl has been seized this fiscal year than the last three years combined—almost 10,500 pounds of fentanyl when only 2 milligrams prove fatal. This is enough to kill seven times the U.S. population.”
Vermont Governor Phil Scott is the only Republican governor in the U.S. to not sign the letter.
In addition to the letter, Abbott sent a separate request to Biden to issue a federal emergency declaration over the situation on the border.
This comes as thousands of illegal migrants have flooded across the border near Del Rio and are currently being held in a makeshift pen underneath an overpass with little access to food, water, and shelter.
“Families, including infants and children, need food, water, and medical supplies that the local government cannot supply,” the governor wrote. “Thousands of families are immobilized in 100-degree heat as their numbers continue to swell as they wait to be processed by the approximately 64 federal agents in the area. Individuals are camping in squalid conditions and bathing in muddy river water, causing great health concerns.”
Abbott also described the impact that the flood of illegal migration has had on Texas.
“Texas residents’ property is being destroyed; crimes are occurring; humans, deadly drugs and illegal weapons are being smuggled into communities throughout the state; law enforcement is having to redirect their resources; and county judges and mayors are facing skyrocketing expenses. While Texans face the brunt of these negative impacts, it is common knowledge that border-related drugs, weapons, and crimes impact local jurisdictions across the United States,” Abbott wrote.
The Biden administration has done little to prevent the massive waves of migrants from entering the country. VP Harris who was supposedly investigating the root causes of this illegal immigration has proven herself to be rather ineffective and effectively abandoned one of the largest issues America is facing.
President Biden, meanwhile, has been beyond complicit in the creation of this crisis. His policy shifts from those held by his predecessor’s administration have essentially stopped just shy of rolling out the red carpet for illegals and it doesn’t seem as if he intends to change that anytime soon.
Author: Chris McManus