24 Governors Pledge Support for Texas, Say They’re ‘Ready to Protect’ US–Mexico Border
Nearly half the governors in the United States have thrown their support behind Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, saying they’re ready to help deal with the spike in illegal immigration at the southern border.
“The federal government’s response handling the expiration of Title 42 has represented a complete failure of the Biden Administration,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and 23 other Republican governors said in a May 16 statement. “While the federal government has abdicated its duties, Republican governors stand ready to protect the U.S.–Mexico border and keep families safe.”
Title 42, a public health order that enabled the quick expulsion of some illegal immigrants due to concerns they carried COVID-19, expired at the start of May 12. U.S. officials had predicted a jump in illegal immigration when Title 42 ended, on top of an already-elevated number of illegal immigrants streaming across the border each day under President Joe Biden’s loosened border policies, though they said on Monday that the number of encounters had actually dropped after the order expired….
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