Arizona Governor Supports Trump’s Decision to Deploy National Guard to the Border

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey expressed support for President Donald Trump’s decision to deploy the National Guard along the border with Mexico.

In a statement, Gov. Ducey said, “Arizona welcomes the deployment of National Guard to the border. Washington has ignored this issue for too long and help is needed. For Arizona, it’s all about public safety.”

Additionally, Gov. Ducey said he has been in touch with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen regarding the state’s cooperation.

Furthermore, he said state’s Border Strike Force has been successful because of its partnership with local and federal law enforcement.

“Anything we can do to further bolster these efforts is good news for Arizona and for our national security. I look forward to working closely with federal officials on this important issue,” said Gov. Ducey.

The Arizona governor’s remarks came after Pres. Trump signed a memorandum ordering National Guard troops to protect the southern border.

Pres. Trump says the situation at the border reached a point of crisis

In his memo, the President emphasized that the U.S. security is endanger due to the surge of illegal activity in the southern border. He emphasized that Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and other deadly transnational gangs are entering the U.S. through the unsecured southern border. These criminals are bringing large quantities of illegal drugs as well as fentanyl and other opioids that are destroying the lives of Americans.