Raleigh, NC – Today, NC House Republicans held a press conference to address the US border crisis and its impact on North Carolina. House Republicans also shared a letter signed by all 72 NC House Republicans, urging Governor Cooper to take more significant action on behalf of our state. The letter was sent to Governor Cooper earlier today.
Representative Frank Sossamon emphasized the urgency of addressing the US border crisis and its impact on North Carolina, stating, “Our state cannot afford to turn a blind eye to the challenges posed by the unsecured border. The safety and well-being of North Carolinians must be our top priority. I join my fellow House Republicans in urging Governor Cooper to take decisive action to protect our communities."
The North Carolina House of Representatives urge Governor Cooper take the following actions:
· Deploy additional North Carolina National Guard troops to assist Governor Abbott, not under ineffectual federal authority, but in coordination with Texas leadership and request any needed additional resources for this deployment in your upcoming state budget submission.
· Commit to signing legislation that mandates cooperation with ICE by local police departments to remove illegal immigrants who are committing crimes. Many illegal immigrants are unaccompanied military-aged men with military or cartel experience.
· Halt any discretionary cooperation with the federal government to place and house illegal migrants in the State.
NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, "The Biden Administration has utterly failed to secure our border. Consequently, every state in the country is now a border state, including North Carolina. It is past time for Governor Cooper to take swift action on behalf of all North Carolinians."
Contact Clai Keel (919) 733-5824