Oklahoma state Governor Kevin Stitt announced that the state of Texas will send the Oklahoma National Guard to the Mexican border to assist Texas in its ongoing border dispute with President Joe Biden's government.
In a statement to Fox TV, Stitt said that they are standing by Texas, which is at odds with the Washington administration over blocking the passage of undocumented immigrants, following former US President and Donald Trump's call to all Republican governors.
Recalling that he had previously sent support from the Oklahoma National Guard to Texas for border security, Governor Stitt said that he had made the necessary directions and that "the troops were prepared for movement".
Stitt stated that he personally went to the Texas border and made an inspection and said, "Even the border guards are confused. These are good Americans and they are trying to obey their bosses, but they do not accept this policy."
DeSantis, who withdrew in favor of Trump, also supported
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who announced his withdrawal from the US 2024 presidential race in favor of Donald Trump, also posted on his X account, "If the Constitution really left the states powerless to defend themselves against an invasion, it would not have been ratified in the first place and Texas would never have joined the union (federal government)."
The US Supreme Court ruled that the fence built by Texas Governor Gregg Abbott on the Mexican border to prevent illegal immigration could be cut by central government officials. Thereupon, the dispute between Texas Governor Abbott and Biden escalated.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that the fence would be re-drawn even if it was removed by the central government.
On Tuesday, despite the court ruling, the Texas National Guard did not allow the US border patrol to do its job and continued to install the barbed wire.
Following Trump's call for all Republican governors in the country to support Texas by sending their National Guard to the border, 25 Republican governors issued a joint statement yesterday accusing the Biden administration of "abandoning the people" in the face of the border crisis and announced their support for Texas Governor Gregg Abbott.
Last month, the Justice Department threatened to sue Texas if it enacted a new law allowing state authorities to arrest, jail and deport immigrants who entered the country illegally.
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Governors who signed the declaration
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, Arkansas Governor Sarah Sanders, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Idaho Governor Brad Little, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Utah Governor Spencer Cox, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon.