Attorney General Lynn Fitch sent a letter to the Biden Administration, supporting Texas’ efforts to defend our nation’s border. The letter was signed by the Attorneys General of 26 states as well as the leaders of the Arizona State Legislature.
“Open borders threaten our nation’s sovereignty as well as the safety of the American people,” said Fitch. “In addition to abdicating its core responsibility of protecting our nation, the Biden Administration is actively working to undermine states’ efforts to protect our border and our citizens from the dangerous cartels and traffickers who exploit the chaos there. Enough is enough. This crisis is too dangerous for political gamesmanship.”
Since President Biden took office, more than six million illegal aliens have crossed the southern border—roughly twice the population of Mississippi. But even worse than turning a blind eye to the unprecedented invasion at the southern border, including record illegal immigration, a flood of deadly drugs, an influx of human trafficking, and increased encounters with members of the terror watch list—the Biden Administration has actively made the crisis worse. In just one month, Border Patrol agents acting on the Biden Administration’s orders cut Texas’ border defense wires more than 20 times. In one case, they even used a forklift to raise the wire and usher in more than 300 illegal aliens.
Since the Biden Administration has failed to do its job and secure the border, states have stepped up to protect their citizens. A federal district court found that Texas’ border defense wires reduced illegal border crossings by more than two-thirds. Those barriers protect not just Texans from millions of illegal border crossings, but the rest of the nation. In their letter, the States demand that the Biden Administration either enforce the laws that secure the southern border or allow States like Texas to stop the invasion themselves.
The following states joined Fitch in sending the letter: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the Arizona State Legislature.