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Ahead Of Trump Border Visit, Republicans Mobilize Effort To Send Law Enforcement Relief To Texas, Arizona

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The largest conservative caucus in the House is calling on their state governors to send National Guard troops or law enforcement personnel to the southern border ahead of former President Donald Trump’s trip to Texas on Wednesday.

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) on Tuesday fired off a dozen letters to their respective home state governors pressuring them to answer the call of Texas and Arizona to send extra law enforcement resources to the border to combat the immigration influx.

In one such example, Wisconsin GOP Reps. Tom Tiffany, Glenn Grothman and Scott Fitzgerald sent a letter to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers urging him to send personnel immediately to stem the “crisis at America’s southern border.”

“Wisconsin should help where we can because every state is now a border state,” Tiffany said in a statement. “Having traveled to our southern border multiple times I have seen [President] Biden’s Border Crisis firsthand, it is past time to end this unprecedented invasion.”

The letter campaign comes as a couple dozen members of the RSC are en route to Texas where they’ll join Trump to tour the border and draw attention to what they say are failures of President Biden’s immigration policies. There’s been a massive surge of migrants coming to the border in recent months – with more than 180,000 encounters in May alone.

“Since the Biden administration won’t act, it’s up to Republicans and state leaders to secure our border and keep our nation safe,” said RSC Chairman Rep. Jim Banks,… (Read more)

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