SD Governor Kristi Noem Pledges To Help Texas With Border Crisis – Sends 50 National Guard Soldiers
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (right) stepped in on Tuesday to help Texas in a big way by sending fifty National Guard troops to help Lone Star state deal with the border crisis. She did so in response to a direct plea for help from Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R).
During the announcement, Noem’s office said the deployment would take between 30 and 60 days and would be paid for through a private donation.
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“The Biden administration has failed in the most basic duty of the federal government: to ensure the safety of the American people,” Noem said in a statement, according to Fox news. “The border is a national security crisis that requires the kind of sustained response that only the National Guard can provide.”
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It comes a month after Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) teamed up to seek help from other states in dealing with the border crisis, which has only escalated dramatically over the past few months.
“On behalf of Texas and Arizona, we respectfully but urge you to send all available police resources to the border to defend our sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the Republican governors said. written in a letter to governors across the country.
They then warned that while this crisis was happening at their borders, it would impact other states as well.
“This failure to enforce federal immigration laws is causing bans that are spreading across all states. The cartels will ensure that their deadly fentanyl and human trafficking victims go far, ”the letter said. “The convicted criminals they smuggle into their homeland will bring with them recidivism in too many of your communities. “
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In his own statement, Noem did not hesitate to blame President Joe Biden and his administration for creating this process.
“We should not make our communities less safe by sending our police or highway patrol to solve a long-term problem that President Biden’s administration seems unable or unwilling to solve,” Noem said. “My message to Texas is this: Help is on the way. “
This play was written by James Samson on June 29, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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