DES MOINES Today, Governor Kim Reynolds and 19 other Republican governors issued a joint letter urging President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to take immediate action on the migrant issue at the Southern U.S. border.
As the number of migrant crossings has reached the highest count in nearly 20 years, the crisis is now too big to ignore, the governors claim. Migrants at the Southern U.S. border have been a steady political issue for years, if not decades, and was a major issue under the former President. The Department of Health and Human Services have asked states to house these migrant children, Kim Reynolds says, even as the AP has reported that she said “no” to allowing these very children into the state to help ease the “crisis”.
“It is evident that the Biden administration is leaving states on their own on to fix a crisis that they created,” Reynolds trumpeted. “The governors demand decisive federal action now before the situation gets any worse.”
Signatories to the letter include Governors Kay Ivey (AL), Asa Hutchinson (AR), Doug Ducey (AZ), Brian Kemp (GA), Brad Little (ID), Eric Holcomb (IN), Tate Reeves (MS), Mike Parson (MO), Greg Gianforte (MT), Pete Ricketts (NE), Chris Sununu (NH), Doug Burgum (ND), Kevin Stitt (OK), Henry McMaster (SC), Kristi Noem (SD), Bill Lee (TN), Greg Abbott (TX), Spencer Cox (UT) and Mark Gordon (WY).
View the signed letter here.