Great move from the state of North Dakota to send a good number of troops to help Texas and Arizona with the Biden surge at the border:
DC EXAMINER – North Dakota will send its National Guard troops down to the U.S.-Mexico border to help overwhelmed federal and local law enforcement respond to the surge of illegal immigration.
“We have monitored the ongoing crisis at the southern border and will send 125 @NDNationalGuard soldiers from the 957th Engineer Company at the Army’s request to help secure our border,” Republican Gov. Doug Burgum said in a tweet Tuesday. “Grateful for our courageous Guard members’ readiness to protect our great state and nation.”
The troops will travel more than 1,000 miles from their home on the northern border. Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer applauded the move, adding the “problems at the southern border are a threat to all Americans.”
North Dakota is the seventh state to send its law enforcement officers and military to the southern border after a nationwide request from Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona in June.
At present, 1,000 Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, hundreds of Texas National Guard soldiers, hundreds of Arizona National Guard soldiers, and an unspecified number of Arizona Department of Public Safety and law enforcement officers have been sent to the border. States that send assistance are expected to help stop drug smugglers and cartels from pushing drugs such as fentanyl and methamphetamine into the country.
There may be more, but I do know that Florida, Idaho, Iowa South Dakota and Nebraska have all sent law enforcement to aid the border states with the Biden surge. I’m sure these 125 National Guard troops will be immense help as well.