CNS News reports:
20 Governors Tell Biden His Plan to House Illegal Immigrants in Their States Is ‘Unacceptable and Unsustainable’
“We call on you to take action on the crisis at the southern border immediately. Contrary to statements from your Administration, the border is neither closed nor secure,” governors of 20 U.S. states told President Joe Biden in a letter Tuesday.
“We have neither the resources nor the obligation to solve the federal government’s problem and foot the bill for the consequences of this Administration’s misguided actions,” the governors tell Biden, rejecting his administration’s efforts to house the overflow of illegal immigrants in their states.
Biden’s plan is both “unacceptable and unsustainable,” the governors say:
“The crisis is too big to ignore and is now spilling over the border states into all of our states. Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called upon many of our states to identify potential housing locations for migrants. In addition, the Department circumvented our states altogether by asking private organizations and nonprofits to house unaccompanied migrant children. Often these facilities lack adequate security.
“Allowing the federal government to place a potentially unlimited number of unaccompanied migrant children into our states’ facilities for an unspecified length of time with almost zero transparency is unacceptable and unsustainable.
Joint Governor Letter to White House (pdf):
I wish the letter were more strongly worded, to include statements that they will not house illegal immigrants and/or in any way support this human trafficking – through contribution of resources and assistance. Any Governor that allows them into their state are aiding and abetting human trafficking.