26 Governors Create Border Strike Force ‘In the Absence of Federal Leadership
From The Epoch Times by By
It’s more than obvious that illegitimate Joe Biden literally acting as a President in name only will not lift a corrupted finger to help the American taxpayers who pay his salary.
In the short time Biden has served as a totalitarian dictator and certainly not as President of the United States, he and Democrat Governors as well as Nancy Pelosi have been determined to invite and let through over 2,100,000 illegal criminal immigrant men into this country. And too many Americans have paid with the price of their lives or the sanity that they once cherished living in a well protected country before Obama became President of the United States and Soros unleashed his vengeance on this country.
It’s more than apparent to the concerned Governors of these particular states, that have decided to join forces and protect at least those American citizens that live within their states. These Governors have decided not to wait for Biden to change his mind and stop his insanity and severe cognitive decline to stop the invasion of illegal immigrant criminal minds and able bodies entering our country.
Congress and the Senate are powerless to pass any legislation to stop the dictatorship of Biden from further running this country into the ground.
If only GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy was serious about doing his job, he would have already started the impeachment process. Based on all the disastrous and treasonous policies Biden has implemented and not to mention his severe cognitive decline and proof Biden and son Hunter Biden are beholden to China and the CCP through a pay2play scheme involving so far $31 million that has been traced back to Biden. A corrupt political knave who will only do the bidding of a genocidal Communist dictator Xi Jinping. ~ Natalie
Twenty-six governors, all Republican, announced the creation of a Border Strike Force to “disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations” on April 19.
The group of governors signed a memorandum of understanding, pledging to work together to “serve as a force multiplier to target cartels and criminal networks financially and operationally.”
“Together, governors will improve public safety, protect victims from horrific crimes, reduce the amount of drugs in our communities, and alleviate the humanitarian crisis at the Southern Border,” the agreement states.
The group includes two border states—Arizona and Texas—as well as 24 others: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
“In the absence of federal leadership, states are partnering together to create the American Governors’ Border Strike Force to disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations by increasing collaboration, improving intelligence, investing in analysis, combating human smuggling, and stopping drug flow in our states,” the agreement states.
The governors will coordinate to share intelligence, disrupt smuggling corridors, and assist border states. They plan to focus efforts on targeting cartel finances and border-related crime.
The participating states also plan to review state laws regarding human trafficking, drug trafficking, and transnational criminal organizations “to ensure that such crimes are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
For example, Arizona doesn’t currently have a state law against human smuggling, while Texas just strengthened its anti-smuggling laws last September.
States can request help from other participating states and state-specific certifications and licenses will be honored among the states. Each state is responsible for its own costs.
The Border Strike Force was announced days after Customs and Border Protection released its March statistics, which show the highest number of Border Patrol apprehensions—209,906—along the southern border since early 2000.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves wrote on Twitter that “we’re all border states now & we’re going to protect ourselves.”
“Despite what the Biden Admin would have you believe, criminals, drugs & human trafficking don’t just stay on the border. They make their way to every state,” Reeves wrote on April 19.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little accused President Joe Biden of refusing to address the border crisis.
“America’s governors are stepping up. Our multi-state partnership is designed to disrupt and dismantle the transnational criminal organizations taking advantage of the open border with Mexico,” Little wroteon Twitter on April 19.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said his state has had a similar state-level in operation since 2015.
“What we’re doing in Arizona works,” Ducey said in an April 19 statement. “If our entire southern border isn’t secure, our nation isn’t secure.”
Correction: This article was updated to identify Tate Reeves as the governor of Mississippi.