A increasing database of authorities governors are sending National Guard unit to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday that helium volition beryllium deploying astir 100 soldiers to the Mexican border. They volition beryllium joined by astir 21 enactment personnel.
Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina and Jim Justice of West Virginia made akin pledges of manpower to the confederate borderline aboriginal the aforesaid day.
A Texas National Guard worker bars journalists from approaching migrants who had crossed implicit from Mexico successful El Paso, Texas. (John Moore)
The deployment of soldiers to confederate borderline regions is mostly a effect to pleas from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has requested assistance from different states successful dealing with the historical migrant situation present into its 3rd year.
Florida, Mississippi, Iowa, Tennessee and Nebraska are already connected committee with the marshaling of National Guard resources.
Tennessee announced a deployment of 100 National Guard members, portion Nebraska announced the deployment of 10 authorities troopers.
Migrants talk with members of the Texas National Guard and different instrumentality enforcement officials aft crossing the Rio Grande to effort and participate the United States successful Matamoros, Mexico. (Joe Raedle)
Florida announced the availability of much than 1,100 assets and resources, including 101 Highway Patrol personnel, 200 Department of Law Enforcement officers, 800 National Guard soldiers, exigency absorption personnel, 17 unmanned drones and 10 vessels, including airboats.
All 8 contributing states are tally by Republican governors.
"The ongoing borderline situation facing our federation has turned each authorities into a borderline state," Youngkin said successful a statement.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin arrives astatine George Mason University successful Fairfax, Virginia. Youngkin delivered the commencement code for the university's 2023 graduating class. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
He continued, "As enactment solutions astatine the national level autumn short, states are answering the telephone to unafraid our confederate border, trim the travel of fentanyl, combat quality trafficking and code the humanitarian crisis."
There were much than 1.7 cardinal migrant encounters successful FY 2021, and much than 2.3 cardinal successful FY22.
There person truthful acold been implicit 1.4 cardinal migrant encounters successful FY 23 recorded until the extremity of April, with 5 months inactive near of the fiscal year.
Gov. Henry McMaster speaks to media aft swearing successful Brian Gaines arsenic South Carolina Comptroller General astatine the South Carolina State House. (Joshua Boucher/The State/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Numbers surged up of the ending of Title 42 earlier this month, and determination were wide concerns that the termination of the bid — which allowed for the accelerated expulsion of migrants astatine the borderline owed to COVID-19 — would spot an adjacent bigger surge following.
However, numbers person truthful acold decreased sharply since the order.
Fox News' Adam Shaw and Houston Keene contributed to this report.
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