Alabama Governor Deploying National Guard To Border

Alabama Governor Deploying National Guard To Border

( – It’s been more than two years since President Joe Biden took office, and the border crisis is still raging on. Over the past year or so, governors have been taking matters into their own hands, whether it involved sending state National Guard troops to the affected areas or shipping asylum seekers to sanctuary cities. Now, another Southern leader is sending aid.

On Thursday, October 5, Governor Kay Ivey (R-AL) announced that she would be sending 275 National Guard troops to help with the influx of immigrants. In a statement, she said that “every state has become a border state under the current policies,” and she was committed to helping protect the country. This will be the third time Ivey has done so. She previously sent troops in 2021 and before that, in 2018, when former President Donald Trump was in office.

Ivey isn’t alone. Many other Red states have reached out to Biden in a letter claiming his border policies “incentivize illegal immigration,” which has led to a “years-long surge” of not just migrants crossing the border but also trafficking activities. In June, 14 states sent or pledged to send National Guard troops to help with the issue. They have also been strong proponents of finishing the wall.

It should be noted that Biden, who in his campaign said “not another foot of wall” would be built, has given the go-ahead for approximately 20 miles of border barriers approved during the Trump Administration. This move comes despite his belief that the wall would not keep illegal immigrants out.

In a recent speech, Biden made it clear that he wasn’t happy about the funds appropriated for the wall and said, “I can’t stop that.” This new construction will go towards establishing roads and barriers in a part of Texas that has been inundated with illegal migrants from Mexico.

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