Two weeks ago, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a request to State governors to help him with the border crisis along the Texas-Mexico border. Republican governors answered the call and on June 1, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine gave his support.
On May 16, Governor Abbott wrote a letter asking all governors to help him with the border crisis. Since he started Operation Lone Star, Texas law enforcement apprehended 376,000 illegal immigrants and made more than 28,000 criminal arrests. In addition, law enforcement has seized over 416 million lethal doses of fentanyl.
Since Abbott made the request, 24 Republican governors answered his call.
“While the federal government has abdicated its duties, Republican governors stand ready to protect the U.S.-Mexico border and keep families safe.”
“We support the efforts to secure the border led by Governor Abbott.”
Now, Governor DeWine answered the call again and plans to send 14 Ohio State Highway Patrol Officers to help Texas authorities with security along the border.
This is not the first time for Ohio since they have had a presence supporting Texas since October 2020. Initially, Ohio sent 100 Ohio National Guard and the state has continued to rotate personnel to Texas. Over 325 military personnel have been sent to the Lone Star State. Currently, Ohio has 125 personnel on active duty.
In October 2023, a new rotation of 50 Ohio National Guard will deploy to Texas.
Ohio follows South Dakota, Oklahoma, West Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa, Virginia, Nebraska, Utah, Idaho, Nebraska, and Florida in supporting Governor Abbott’s request to send personnel or equipment to the Texas southern border.
Do you think Governor DeWine made the right decision to continue to support Texas Governor Abbott on the border crisis?