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20 Republican governors, led by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, joined forces to send the Biden administration a blistering message.
The governors sent President Biden and Vice President Harris a letter demanding they take immediate action to fix the immigration crisis plaguing our nation.
“The crisis is too big to ignore and is now spilling over the border states into all of our states,” the letter stated.
“The cause of the border crisis is entirely due to reckless federal policy reversals executed within your first 100 days in office.”
“The rhetoric of the Biden Administration and the rollback of critical agreements with our allies have led to the inhumane treatment of tens of thousands of children and undermined a fragile immigration system,” the governors said.
Governor Noem has been a vocal critic of the Biden administration since he took office.
Last month as the border crisis continued to worsen, Noem publicly declared that her state would not take in any illegal immigrants that the Biden administration wants to relocate.
The governors went on to say in the letter that they have neither the resources nor the obligation to solve the mistakes made by the current administration.
“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 situation at the border has been a topic of contention during Biden’s first several months in office.
Republicans are clearly frustrated with Biden’s failure to solve the issue thus far.
Governor Noem is also currently suing the Biden administration for canceling Mount Rushmore Independence Day fireworks.
More on the lawsuit via The Western Journal:
“Mount Rushmore is the very best place to celebrate America’s birthday and all that makes our country special,” Noem said, according to Fox News.
“After telling us they’d ‘circle back,’ the Biden Administration has not responded to our request to uphold the Memorandum Agreement between the State of South Dakota and the National Parks Service to host a safe and responsible national celebration and fireworks show.”
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According to the lawsuit, an agreement was put in place in 2019 to hold fireworks shows, but “the new administration departed from this longstanding precedent and reneged on the agreement without any meaningful explanation.”
“On March 11, 2021, DOI sent the State an abrupt, 620-word letter stating that the Independence Day fireworks show would not be allowed at the Memorial this year. The letter contained no specific factual findings, referenced no implementing laws or governing regulations, and included no discussion of any other objective determinations,” the suit continued.