Noem to send National Guard troops to southern border

12 GOP governors are deploying Guard soldiers to Texas this summer
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Migrants wait to get into a U.S. government bus after crossing the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to El Paso, Texas, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The mayor of the Texas border city declared a state of emergency Saturday, Dec. 17 over concerns about the community's ability to handle an anticipated influx of migrants across the Southern border. El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser issued the state of emergency declaration to allow the city to tap into additional resources that are expected to become necessary after Title 42 expulsions end on Dec. 21. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez, File)(Associated Press)
Published: Jun. 1, 2023 at 3:11 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Thursday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced the deployment of about 50 National Guard troops to support southern border security operations this summer. The announcement did not state what units could be deployed or what the soldiers’ missions would be.

Noem is among a group of a dozen Republican governors who, according to a release from Noem’s office, are answering the call from Gov. Greg Abbot to help Texas respond to the crisis at the southern border.

The governor claims the border situation has deteriorated under the Biden Administration.

“The border crisis is growing worse under President Biden’s willful inaction. Across the country, crime rates, drug overdoses, and human trafficking have all skyrocketed because our border remains a warzone,” Noem said.

South Dakota deployed soldiers to the border two years ago. The release stated that Noem was the first governor to do so, at the request of the governors of Texas and Arizona.