Governors of 26 States Press Biden: “Due to the Emergent Border Crisis, we respectfully request a meeting as soon as your schedule allows within 15 days.”


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — "As chief executives of our states, we request a meeting with you at The White House to bring an end to the national security crisis created by eight months of unenforced borders," said the letter to President Joe Biden from the Republican Governors of 26 states asking for a meeting to discuss the escalating crisis on the nations U.S.-Mexico border – which they deemed a "national security crisis" as illegal immigrants have overrun an area near the small town of Del Rio, Texas.
 
With border apprehensions having surged by almost 500% in some states since last year, the Republican governors said they are responding to the detrimental effects in each of their states resulting from the Biden Administration’s failure to secure the border.

“While governors are doing what we can, our Constitution requires that the President must faithfully execute the immigration laws passed by Congress. 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.
 
"A crisis that began at our southern border now extends beyond to every state and requires immediate action before the situation worsens.

"Border apprehensions are up almost 500% compared to last year, totaling more than 1.3 million – more people than the populations of nine U.S. states," said the 26 governors, requesting a meeting with President Biden at some point within the next two weeks.

"The negative impacts of an unenforced border policy on the American people can no longer be ignored," the wrote.
  Biden has faced a steady and growing backlash from Republicans – as well as some Democrats across the nation – who have argued that he's not doing enough to stop illegal immigration on the border.
  The White House has defended its position as taking a more humane approach to immigration than the previous administration, saying that the U.S.-Mexico Border has faced a large influx of migrants, as the Biden administration attempts to send migrants back to Haiti to ease the pressure.

But as U.S. immigration authorities began deporting immigrants back to Haiti from Del Rio, 1,000s more waited under an international bridge there, and others crossed the river back into Mexico.

Meanwhile, group of 50 Congressional Democrats sent the head of President Biden's Department of Homeland Security a letter over the weekend discouraging the deportations.
 
"The Biden administration cannot claim it is doing everything it can to support the Haitian community while continuing to unjustly deport Haitians as the island weathers its worst political, public health and economic crises yet," said Representative Ayanna Pressley (left,) a Massachusetts Democrat who was one of the letter's lead writers.

“Despite the lack of federal action to reverse the crisis, many states have stepped up and committed unprecedented resources to support the security of our national border," read the Republican Governor's letter.
 
"We have heard directly from our constituents about the damage this crisis has caused in our states, and it is our duty as elected officials to act swiftly to protect our communities, as it is yours.”
 
“Due to the emergent crisis, we respectfully request a meeting as soon as your schedule allows within 15 days,” they asked.

Every Republican governor in the United States, except Vermont's Phil Scott, signed the letter, which was distributed through the Republican Governors Association.
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