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Governor Noem Sending Troops To Southern Border Again


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Governor Kristi Noem has announced plans for a fifth deployment of South Dakota National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, marking another instance of state support for border security efforts. The announcement, made on Tuesday, signals a continuation of Governor Noem's commitment to assisting Republican Governor Greg Abbott in addressing the challenges posed by increased illegal immigration.

According to Governor Noem, approximately 60 troops will be deployed over a three-month period this spring to aid in various tasks, including the construction of a border wall. This deployment underscores the ongoing collaboration between South Dakota and Texas in fortifying border defenses and managing the influx of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States.

During her administration, Governor Noem has prioritized border security, viewing it as a crucial aspect of national sovereignty and public safety. The decision to send additional troops reflects her unwavering dedication to supporting fellow Republican governors and upholding the rule of law along the southern border.

It is worth noting that previous deployments of South Dakota National Guard troops to the border have incurred costs amounting to at least $1.3 million in state funds. These expenses have been covered by South Dakota's Emergency and Disaster Fund, underscoring the state's commitment to contributing resources to address border-related challenges.

As the Biden administration grapples with managing illegal immigration and implementing comprehensive immigration policies, Governor Noem's actions highlight the role of states in supplementing federal efforts to secure the nation's borders. The deployment of South Dakota National Guard troops underscores the importance of collaborative initiatives in addressing complex immigration issues and safeguarding the integrity of the nation's borders.

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