Arizona Senators Support State’s Emergency Border Declaration

Governor Doug Ducey deployed National Guard to state’s border with Mexico.

Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly of Arizona have voiced support for their state governor’s decision to deploy National Guard to the border with Mexico. Governor Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration in response to the growing migrant crisis.

“It’s just as bad, if not worse, than the coverage we’ve been seeing,” Governor Ducey stated. “The U.S. Border Patrol is overwhelmed, local law enforcement and mayors are calling out for help. Citizens in our border communities are concerned for their safety and non-profits left to pick up the pieces of broken federal policies are strained.”

His office said the Guard will be involved in installing and maintaining border cameras, collecting data, analyzing imagery for trends in border crossings, and helping with operations at detention centers.

In support of the governor’s actions, Senator Sinema stated, “I welcome the Governor’s action to provide logistical support to Arizona communities, and look forward to hearing more details about how the National Guard will assist. I will continue working closely with Arizona leaders and organizations to support our border communities, secure the border, prevent the spread of COVID-19, and treat all migrants and unaccompanied children fairly and humanely.”

Senator Kelly said, “There is a crisis on the border and I have pushed the administration for the additional resources, staffing, transportation, and the testing necessary to provide a secure, orderly process that does not fall on Arizona communities.”

Both senators wrote to President Biden urging him to reimburse Arizona for the National Guard deployment.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Arizona National Guard members who are being deployed to the Arizona-Mexico border.
  • For the Department of Homeland Security as the ongoing migrant crisis is experienced by each state along the southern border.

Sources: Fox News, Washington Examiner


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