Noem pledges to not accept illegal immigrants: 'Call me when you're an American'

South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemGovernment indoctrination, whether 'critical' or 'patriotic,' is wrong Montana governor approves restrictions on transgender athletes in schools The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE (R) on Wednesday pledged that her state “won't be taking any illegal immigrants” as the Biden administration grapples with a large influx of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“South Dakota won't be taking any illegal immigrants that the Biden Administration wants to relocate. My message to illegal immigrants... call me when you're an American,” Noem tweeted.


Noem’s tweet comes two days after fellow Republican Govs. Henry McMaster of South Carolina and Pete RickettsPete RickettsBiden inaugural committee raised M with big sums from billionaires, corporations One dead, one injured after shooting at Nebraska mall Noem pledges to not accept illegal immigrants: 'Call me when you're an American' MORE of Nebraska made similar calls, with McMaster issuing an executive order that seeks to prevent the federal government from placing unaccompanied migrant children in South Carolina.

"Sending unaccompanied migrant children from the border to states like South Carolina only makes the problem worse," McMaster wrote on Twitter.


The federal government is struggling to find enough space for the influx of unaccompanied minors, recently putting up a new emergency migrant facility near an overcrowded Customs and Border Protection one.

Officials in Long Beach, Calif., recently agreed to allow the city's convention center to be used to house unaccompanied minors. That decision has sparked demonstrations by activists demanding transparency to ensure the humane treatment of the children.

Last week, it was reported that the Biden administration is currently spending around $60 million per week to take care of unaccompanied minors arriving at the border. Republican lawmakers have heavily criticized the administration's handling of the border, claiming the reversal of former President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE's policies is encouraging more migrants to come.