Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is fed up with the Biden Administration who has failed to visit the crisis they created at the border.
In response to the unprecedented numbers of migrants entering his state the governor has declared a state of emergency and is sending National Guard troops to the border. Part of the soldiers mission will be to “assist with medical operations,” set up cameras, monitor data, and “analyze satellite imagery” for smuggler routes. Ducey said that he has no choice because the Biden administration has been silent.
“The situation in our border communities is just as bad — if not worse — than the coverage we’ve been seeing,” Ducey said in a statement. “It’s become evidently clear that Arizona needs the National Guard, and the White House is aware of that. Yet, to this day, there has been no action from this administration, and it doesn’t look like they are going to act any time soon. If this administration isn’t going to do anything, then we will.”
The mission will also provide Cochise, Uma, Maricopa, Pinal, Pima, and Santa Cruz county sheriffs with support.
“The crisis at the border is serious and cannot be taken lightly,” Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot said in a statement. “The Arizona National Guard will provide much-needed support to our officers and safety officials, and will help ensure Yuma and other border communities are further protected from dangerous and illegal activity. By deploying National Guard assets, the Governor will allow me to deploy more first responders to mission critical tasks where we will work side by side with our federal partners to target, apprehend and prosecute transnational criminal organizations.”
Ducey’s state of emergency declaration follows a record amount of witnessed attempted illegal border crossings during the month of March. President Biden nor Vice President Harris have bothered to travel to the border.