Governor Henry McMaster Surprises South Carolina With Big Announcement

Matt Lillywhite

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster recently announced the deployment of National Guard troops to the southern border...

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster recently ordered the deployment of National Guard troops to help secure the United States' southern border. "At the request of Governor Greg Abbott, I have directed the deployment of South Carolina National Guard troops to Texas to help hold the line on the Southern border," said Governor McMaster.

According to a press release by Governor Henry McMaster, the mission remains in the planning phase, and exact details, including the number of troops, will be finalized in the coming weeks.

The Southern Border Is An Important Issue For Most Americans

According to a Fox News poll, 74% of Americans favor increasing the number of border agents on the southern border. Most Americans also want to increase the number of immigration judges so asylum claims can be processed faster.

It's also interesting to note that 73% of Americans want to make it easier to immigrate to the United States. After all, that might incentivize people to choose legal pathways to enter the country - and hopefully alleviate strain on the southern border.

Republican Governors Are Sending Assistance To The Southern Border

"The men and women of the South Carolina National Guard have stood with Texas and Governor Abbott," said South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Twitter. "And we are standing with them today - helping secure our nation’s and Texas’ southern border from this invasion of illegal immigrants from around the world."

Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently thanked Henry McMaster for sending National Guard troops to the lone star state. "Thank you for answering Texas' call. Biden's open border policies have made every state a border state. As Biden refuses to address this crisis, America's Governors are joining Texas in filling the gaps he created."

13 Republican Governors recently released a joint statement after promising to send resources to the southern border. “President Biden has abandoned his constitutional responsibility to secure the border and continues to fail to prevent millions of migrants from illegally crossing into our country," it reads.

“In response, Republican governors are providing support where Biden failed," the statement continues. "Personnel and resources from our states will enhance Governor Abbott’s Operation Lone Star security mission to deter and repel unlawful border crossings along the southern border."

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