Republicans Deploy More Troops To Southern Border

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( – On Tuesday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced the deployment of National Guard troops to the United States-Mexico border this spring. 

Since 2021 Noem has made four deployments all intending to support Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in his attempts to curb the surge in immigration. As part of his efforts, Abbott has installed barbed wire and deployed security personnel to block incoming immigrants. 

Over the next three months, Noem will be deploying 60 South Dakota National Guard soldiers on a rolling basis. In a statement, she argued that the border was like a warzone which is why they would be deploying soldiers. She added that the purpose of these soldiers would primarily be to construct a wall to curb immigration flow and block human trafficking and drug cartels. 

Late last month during a joint session of the South Dakota Legislature Noem had previewed troop deployment and had claimed that when she had visited Eagle Pass, Texas in January there was an “invasion” at the U.S. border. She then argued that all 50 states would be forced to join forces to repel the drug cartels from Mexico. 

Noem has argued that the United States is currently being invaded from the southern border. She added that the Mexican drug cartels are the common enemy that all of the states are facing. She then pointed out that the drug cartels were violent towards every state.

South Carolina became the first state in the country to have passed a resolution supporting Texas. In it, they declared that protecting the United States’ borders being protected and secure was fundamental to the country’s security. 

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