Published On: Sat, Aug 21st, 2021

Arizona Gov. Extends National Guard Border Mission Over Border Crisis

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced on Aug. 18 a one-year extension of the Arizona Army National Guard’s border security mission, accusing President Joe Biden of having “utterly failed” to contain illegal immigration at the southern border. “It’s clear that this White House has neither the ability nor the desire to address the border disaster—a crisis of their own making,” Ducey said in a statement. The extension comes as the federal government earlier this month reported a 21-year record high number of illegal border crossings. In April, Ducey issued a Declaration of Emergency in Arizona and deployed National Guard troops along the state’s 378-mile southern border with Mexico. “Illegal immigrant apprehensions are the highest in two decades. Law enforcement is overwhelmed. The situation is out of control,” Ducey said. Ducey said the situation is the “direct result of reckless policies and failed communication by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala …

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