Missouri Governor to Deploy Troops to Southern Border

(RightWing.org) – Troops from the Missouri National Guard will be joining their Texas colleagues at the Mexican border, in an attempt to bring the illegal immigration crisis under control. They’ll be joined by state troopers who have volunteered to help. The move is likely to increase tensions with the Biden administration, which has been trying to block state-level efforts to fix the problem.

On February 20, Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) announced that he’s mobilizing up to 200 soldiers from the Missouri National Guard and deploying them to Texas in response to a call for support from Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R). The troops will start deploying by March 10 and will rotate through 30-day tours at the border. Parson said 22 troopers from the Missouri State Police have also volunteered to work on the border.

Parsons slammed the Biden administration for the crisis, saying that “With our southern border wide open, every state is now a border state” and blaming the administration for the deaths of Missourians killed by fentanyl smuggled into the country. He said states have “waited long enough” for Biden to take action, and Missouri will now join Texas in trying to fix the problem at the state level.

The same day, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) said she’ll also be sending 60 Guardsmen to Texas to help with building border security barriers. Abbott’s own National Guard units have been putting up razor wire barriers since last year; they’re still doing it, despite a January 22 Supreme Court ruling allowing federal agents to cut through them.

Abbott isn’t backing down, though; the media is reporting that, despite the justices’ decision, Texas troops continue to string wire at illegal migration hotspots. Now other red states are rallying behind him and sending their own troops to help bring the situation under control.

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