Arizona Governor declares state of emergency on southwest border
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency on the southwestern border on Tuesday and pledged to deploy 250 National Guard troops to assist law enforcement in border patrol efforts and to allocate $ 25 million to fund the National Guard mission. “The US border patrol is overwhelmed. Local law enforcement and mayors are asking for help, ”Ducey said in a recorded statement. “Citizens and our border communities are concerned for their safety and non-profit organizations, left to pick up the pieces of broken federal policies, are strained,” he continued. Arizona is the first state to declare an emergency as the Biden administration struggles to deal with the influx of migrants arriving at the US border with Mexico. Arizona is the second state to send the National Guard to the border. Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed troops to the border in early March, although he did not declare a state of emergency. The Arizona governor’s office said in the statement that service members would be sent to border communities to respond to medical requests in detention centers, examine satellites for evidence of contraband, install and monitor cameras. at borders and collect data from public security cameras. Ducey remarked, “I said last month that the Biden administration was totally separate from reality. Now sometimes it seems like they fully understand reality and they put their heads in the sand and try to ignore it anyway. U.S. Customs and Border Protection data indicates that border patrol apprehended 172,331 migrants in March. 48,587 of the undocumented people were unaccompanied migrant children. Ducey blamed the surge in undocumented border crossings to the immigration policies of the Biden administration. “The numbers don’t lie, this drastic surge is a direct result of bad politics, coming from Washington, DC, and yet we still haven’t received a proper response from the Biden administration,” Ducey said.