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Gov. Reynolds among 20 Rep. governors calling on Biden to take action at southern border


DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) -- Governor Kim Reynolds joined nearly 20 other Republican governors in sending a letter to President Biden and Vice President Harris calling on the administration to take immediate action at the U.S. - Mexico border.

Besides Gov. Reynolds, the letter was also signed by 19 other governors:

  • Kay Ivey (R-AL)
  • Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
  • Doug Ducey (R-AZ)
  • Brian Kemp (R-GA)
  • Brad Little (R-ID)
  • Eric Holcomb (R-IN)
  • Tate Reeves (R-MS)
  • Mike Parson (R-MO)
  • Greg Gianforte (R-MT)
  • Pete Ricketts (R-NE)
  • Chris Sununu (R-NH)
  • Doug Burgum (R-ND)
  • Kevin Stitt (R-OK)
  • Henry McMaster (R-SC)
  • Kristi Noem (R-SD)
  • Bill Lee (R-TN)
  • Greg Abbott (R-TX)
  • Spencer Cox (R-UT)
  • Mark Gordon (R-WY)

With the number of encounters at the border increasing, according to Customs and Border Patrol, the governors say the issue is too big to ignore. The governors say issues at the border are spilling over border states and into their states.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently called upon states to help house migrants crossing the border. The governors say they don't have the resources nor the obligation to help solve the problems at the border and shouldn't have to foot the bill.

The letter goes on to say the Biden Administration is enticing migrants to cross the border "by using irresponsible rhetoric and reversing a slew of policies."

The full letter can be found here:

Trevor Oates

Executive Producer

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