SALT LAKE CITY UT (STL.News) The following joint letter signed by Gov. Spencer Cox and 18 other Republican governors was sent to President Biden requesting to control the crisis at the southern border.
Gov. Cox joined Gov. Bill Lee, Tennessee; Gov. Kay Ivey, Alabama; Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona; Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas; Gov. Brad Little, Idaho; Gov. Brian Kemp, Georgia; Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa; Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indiana; Gov. Tate Reeves, Mississippi; Gov. Mike Parson, Missouri; Gov. Greg Gianforte, Montana; Gov. Pete Ricketts, Nebraska; Gov. Chris Sununu, New Hampshire; Gov. Doug Burgum, North Dakota; Gov. Henry McMaster, South Carolina; Gov. Kristi Noem, South Dakota; Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas; and Gov. Mark Gordon, Wyoming, in signing the letter.
“We call on you to take action on the crisis at the southern border immediately. Contrary to statements from your Administration, the border is neither closed nor secure. In fact, the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reports a staggering surge in recent crossings: 172,000 encounters in March, the highest number in nearly 20 years, as well as 18,890 unaccompanied children, the largest monthly number in history.
The crisis is too big to ignore and is now spilling over the border states into all of our states.