Governors Detail Their Policy Solutions to Alleviate Border Crisis
MCALLEN, TX – Governor Brad Little and the 25 other Governors who requested a meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss the border released ten policy solutions today that the Biden Administration could enact immediately to protect America, restore security, and put us on a path to end the crisis at the southern border.
Nearly a dozen governors, including Governor Little, joined together in Mission, Texas, today to meet with Texas Department of Public Safety officials and discuss how these steps could reduce record levels of illegal immigration.
“The sustained availability of drugs and the impact from crime related to drug abuse – including property and violent crimes – present continuing threats to the health and safety of Idahoans. Meth and fentanyl are the most serious and growing drug threats in Idaho, and there is a direct tie to the loose border with Mexico. America’s governors, including me, are asking the President to talk to us and work with us on solutions to the crisis,” Governor Little said.
The governors last month requested a meeting with the President to discuss the crisis on the southern border – including a nearly 500-percent surge in border apprehensions and the seizure of more fentanyl this year than the last three years combined.
The president has not yet agreed to meet with the Governors.
Governor Little sent a specialized team of Idaho State Police troopers to the border this summer to assist with intelligence gathering and investigative work related to drug interdiction at the border. The troopers completed their week-long mission, serving both as a force multiplier for local efforts at a time when it’s needed along the border and, importantly, to bring back to Idaho the experience of seeing and learning up-to-the-minute enforcement techniques.