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Ducey, Texas’ Abbott ask governors to send enforcement help to border

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PHOENIX – Govs. Doug Ducey of Arizona and Greg Abbott of Texas reached out to the remaining states’ top elected officials asking for law enforcement help at the southern border.

Ducey and Abbott sent their request in a letter Thursday.

The letter opens: “We write to you regarding our existing Emergency Management Assistance Compact, which empowers our states to help one another in times of disaster or emergency.

“Those two words aptly describe the current crisis at America’s southern border.”

In May, Ducey was one of 20 Republican governors who signed a letter calling on the White House to take action to end the crisis at the border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said more than 180,000 migrants were apprehended along the southwest border with Mexico that month.

The latest letter went on to say, “Given the staggering number of violations now occurring in Texas and Arizona, additional manpower is needed from any state that can spare it.”

The Arizona governor declared an emergency at the border in April and deployed state National Guard troops in response.

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