GOP governors traveling to border to unveil new security initiative

GOP governors traveling to border to unveil new security initiative
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A group of Republican governors is traveling to the Texas border this week in order to announce a new security initiative.

The Republican governors will attend a news conference in Mission, Texas, with Texas Gov. Greg AbbottGreg Abbott One-quarter in Texas unwilling, unlikely to get vaccinated: poll Overnight Energy & Environment — White House announces new climate office Hispanic support for Republicans' hardline immigration policies may keep Texas red MORE (R) on Wednesday in order to unveil a 10-point security plan for the border, The Associated Press reported.

Arizona Gov. Doug DuceyDoug DuceyTrump to attend fundraiser for Arizona GOP Senate candidate Arizona defies demand it stop using COVID-19 relief money for anti-mask schools Republicans poised to sweep Virginia, stunning Democrats MORE (R) reportedly began travel on Tuesday in order to make the event. His spokesperson C.J. Karamargin confirmed to the AP that he will be in attendance along with seven other GOP governors.

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Ducey and 25 other Republicans sent a letter to Biden last month, calling for a meeting to discuss his immigration policies.

"The months-long surge in illegal crossings has instigated an international humanitarian crisis, spurred a spike in international criminal activity, and opened the floodgates to human traffickers and drug smugglers endangering public health and safety in our states," the governors wrote at the time.

Ducey's office told AP that the president has not yet responded.