Arizona Gov Declares State Of Emergency Over Biden’s Immigration Crisis, Deploys National Guard To Border
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency in the southern border and ordered its National Guard to help manage the crisis that continues to overwhelm resources with the unprecedented number of daily crossers.
The Republican governor made the announcement on Tuesday and said that the state will provide up to $25 million in initial funding for the “mission” — which would need up to 250 guardsmen to help border communities.
The program would include installing and maintaining surveillance cameras, collecting data, looking into trends in border crossings, as well as helping with operations at detention centers.
“The situation in our border communities is just as bad, if not worse, than the coverage we’ve been seeing,” Ducey said in a statement. He added that the ongoing crisis at the US-Mexico border has largely disappeared from the headlines of mainstream media even though the unprecedented flow of migrants in the border continues.
He then slammed Democratic President Joe Biden and his administration’s failure to act on the crisis.
“It’s become evidently clear that Arizona needs the National Guard, and the White House is aware of that. Yet, to this day, there has been no action from this administration, and it doesn’t look like they are going to act any time soon,” he added.
“If this administration isn’t going to do anything, then we will.”
Unprecedented number of border crossers
The Arizona governor’s announcement came as The Wall Street Journal reported that the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered nearly 200,000 migrants at the US’ southern border in March alone.