North Dakota will be sending the National Guard to the Southern Border in an effort to quell the Crisis at the Border.
NORTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR:
As Biden Fails to fix the mess at the Border, Governor Doug Burgum has Joined six other governors, including Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona to send National Guard troops to help with the influx of migrants at the Southern Border.
We have monitored the ongoing crisis at the southern border and will send 125 @NDNationalGuard soldiers from the 957th Engineer Company at the Army’s request to help secure our border. Grateful for our courageous Guard members’ readiness to protect our great state and nation. pic.twitter.com/TjUDsns8wO
— Gov. Doug Burgum (@DougBurgum) July 6, 2021
SUPPORT FROM SENATOR:
Senator Kevin Cramer applauded the move by the governor, stating that: “problems at the southern border are a threat to all Americans.”
NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS AT THE BORDER:
At this moment, 1000 Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are at the Border assisting hundreds of Texas National Guard troops and hundreds of Arizona National Guard troops with help to stop drug smugglers and cartels from pushing drugs such as fentanyl and methamphetamine into the country.
Any officer sent from any state will have the same authority as in their home state, including arresting Illegal Aliens attempting to cross the border illegally, which as of right now is only possible for federal law enforcement like border patrol to do. National Guard troops can only assist in detection and assistance to border patrol but cannot make arrests.
Some states, including North Dakota, have opted to send military instead of law enforcement out of concern for public safety in the home state.