The Biden Administration, in an effort to keep afloat his sinking virtue signalling boat and to appease the extreme left of the Democratic Party, has abandoned one of the most sacred duties of a government and that is to safeguard the nation’s borders, which is a prerequisite for the sustenance of any country’s sovereignty. However, the Republican governors of the border states have had enough and hopeless of any action from Joe Biden have taken things into their own hands. Three Republican governors are sending state law enforcement officers hundreds of miles away to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to a call for help from the GOP governors of Texas and Arizona.
The southern borders of the USA are in severe distress and with the Biden administration finding ways to make it even worse, the situation is getting way out of hand. Joe Biden first, created the impetus for increased cross border illegal immigration and when things got out of hand, he had turned a blind eye to the problem and left the agencies to fend for themselves. The situation was such that the US Border Patrol agents were being told not to arrest human smugglers offloading groups of illegal immigrants into the US right in front of them.
As the Federal government is nowhere to be seen, the Republican governors have taken things into their own hands. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts recently announced plans to send a couple of dozen troopers from the State Patrol to deal with a crisis near the border. But he wasn’t referring to one of Nebraska’s boundaries with any of the six states that surround it in the U.S. heartland. Rather, he was referring to a border hundreds of miles south, in another state: Texas.
In response to a request from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Ricketts is the third Republican governor to commit to shift their own law enforcement personnel to the US-Mexico border. Along with Ricketts, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Idaho Governor Brad Little have stated that their states will send law enforcement hundreds of miles away to assist Texas and Arizona authorities.
Fox News reported that a total of 12 law enforcement entities within Florida are sending personnel to Arizona and Texas. The groups include the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and nine county sheriff’s offices.
The Floridan governor speaking at a press conference, added, “The states have sent Florida support when we’ve responded to emergencies here in our state and they wanted support so that they could do what the federal government is either unwilling or unable to do: secure the border and protect the people, not just of their states, but of the entire country.”
“The disastrous policies of the Biden-Harris Administration created an immigration crisis on the border,” Ricketts said in a statement. Idaho, Little said, will do what it can to protect Americans “against the damaging consequences of the inaction of the Biden-Harris Administration,” declaring that “it is time for our nation’s Governors to do what the federal government won’t.”
The Biden administration’s policy decisions have made the Border Patrol agents toothless tigers and the current status is the effect caused by these actions of Joe Biden. Earlier, after completely dismantling the strict border policy of the Donald Trump administration and then stripping the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of all their powers, President Joe Biden has dismantled another agency which would have made the administration aware of the crimes committed by the illegal aliens.
A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection, the federal agency tasked with enforcing immigration laws at the border, said in a statement that it “defers to the Governors’ offices to speak to any steps they are taking to increase an enforcement posture.”
“CBP continues to leverage our longstanding relationships with state and local law enforcement, including deconfliction operations in the border region and responding to call outs from other law enforcement agencies,” the spokesperson said in response to questions about the governors’ plans.
The letter from Abbott and Ducey is the latest in a series of actions by the Texas governor on immigration that pits him against the Biden administration. After Biden halted the building of Trump’s border wall, Abbott said that Texas would build its own — but how exactly Texas will do so is unclear, especially given that each mile of wall completed by the Trump administration costs up to $46 million in some regions. Taking the whole thing into consideration, there is no doubt that the Republican states are putting their weight behind Arizona and Texas to rein in the border crisis.