Arizona Governor Urges Action on Border Crisis
In a letter to President Biden, Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs voiced her frustration with the administration's response to the southern border crisis. Demanding a reimbursement of $512,529,333 for the federal border inaction's cost, Hobbs emphasized the need for urgent assistance.
Hobbs expressed concern about the federal government's "failure to secure the Arizona border" and announced that Arizona would seek regular reimbursement for such instances in the future. The situation escalated on Monday when the Lukeville Port of Entry was closed, redirecting residents to the Nogales, Arizona port.
"The recent decision to close the Lukeville Port of Entry has led to an unmitigated humanitarian crisis in the area and has put Arizona's safety and commerce at risk," Hobbs wrote in her letter to President Biden.
Hobbs urged Biden to act swiftly by reallocating 243 National Guard soldiers from the Tucson region to the Lukeville Port of Entry. Additionally, she requested the reassignment of additional National Guard members to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection in reopening the port.
Planned to visit the border crisis in Lukeville over the weekend, Hobbs stressed that border security and the safety of Arizona's communities were her top priorities.
"As long as I'm Governor, I will do everything I can to keep Arizonans safe — even when the federal government fails to act," Hobbs affirmed.
The Governor's office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment on the matter.
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