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Should States Act on Border Security?

In an assertive political stance, a coalition of 25 Republican governors have rallied behind Texas Governor Greg Abbott in opposition to President Biden’s approach to border security. They accuse the Biden Administration of neglecting to enforce existing immigration laws and have pledged to employ measures, including physical barriers, to safeguard their states. This alliance underscores a significant divide on immigration policy, exemplifying states’ measures to assert their interests in the face of federal decisions. The governors’ actions signal solidarity with Texas’s intensified efforts to control the Southern border, citing issues like illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and national security as primary concerns. Former President Donald Trump has exhorted state leaders to contribute National Guard troops to Texas, further demonstrating a concerted Republican effort against federal border policies.

Do you believe states should take independent action to address border security when they believe the federal government's efforts are insufficient?

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