Illegal aliens are being transported to states far from the border, straining state resources.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has signed on to a letter addressed to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris that calls on the two to take immediate action at the Southern U.S. border.
The letter, signed by 20 Governors, says the border is neither closed nor secure, resulting in what the Republicans call a staggering surge in recent crossings setting a 20 year high mark.
The crisis is now impacting non-border states with the Department of Health and Human Services seeking housing options for illegal immigrants being transported across the U.S. The Governors say DHHS has circumvented states by asking private organizations and non-profits to housing unaccompanied illegal minors. The letter to the President says the states do not have the resources nor the obligation to solve the border crisis and “foot the bill for the consequences of this Administration’s misguided actions.”
Reeves and the other 19 Governors say Biden’s Administration has “enticed a rush of migrants to our borders and incentivized an influx of illegal crossings” through rhetoric and the reversal of previous policies that had kept the entries at bay, namely ceasing construction of the border wall.
“The cause of the border crisis is entirely due to reckless federal policy reversals executed within your first 100 days in office,” the Governor tell Biden.
Read the full letter in Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s tweet below.
The crisis at our border is too big to ignore, and it's spilling into ALL of our states. I have led a joint letter with fellow Republican governors urging the Biden Administration to take immediate action at America's southern border. pic.twitter.com/9Igedxj9qr
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) May 11, 2021