Governor sends troops to border

Published 12:04 pm Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has long been a supportive governor of enhancing security at the Southern Border.

In 2018, President Trump asked affected governors to approve deploying the National Guard to offer assistance in his mission to secure the Southern Border, and Governor Ivey has answered that call.

Today, Alabama still maintains National Guard presence to enhance the security of the country.

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At Governor Ivey’s direction, we currently have 347 soldiers offering additional support at the Southern Border.

In May, Governor Ivey, along with 19 of her fellow governors sent a letter to President Biden and Vice President Harris calling on them to take action to secure the border.

Also, this week, members of Alabama’s Congressional Delegation wrote a letter to Governor Ivey thanking her for her leadership on this.

Governor Ivey also issued the following statement:

“For the safety of our country and the protection of the integrity of legal immigration, we must ensure that our Southern Border is secured. I am proud that Alabama has been supportive of this mission since President Trump took action during his term. I commend the more than 300 Alabama National Guard soldiers that are currently deployed at the border. Alabama stands in support.” – Governor Kay Ivey