Gov. McMaster, 25 other governors sign joint letter requesting meeting with Biden over situation at southern border
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Governor Henry McMaster and 25 other governors signed a letter addressed to President Biden, requesting a meeting to “bring an end to the national security crisis created by eight months of unenforced borders,” as stated in the letter.
The letter claims there has been a surge in illegal border crossings which has led to a spike in international criminal activity. The group of governors says current enforcement at the border opens opportunities for human traffickers and drug smugglers.
“Not only has the federal government created a crisis, it has left our states to deal with challenges that only the federal government has a duty to solve,” the letter states.
The end of the letter requests that the President schedule a meeting with the group of governors within the next 15 days.
The group penning this letter is led by Governors Doug Ducey of Arizona and Greg Abbott of Texas.