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Holcomb will dispatch fifty National Guard members to Texas for a border protection assignment



Indianapolis, Indiana – On Friday, Governor Eric Holcomb declared that the Indiana National Guard would be joining the ongoing Texas border security effort.

Holcomb, along with thirteen other governors, was present at the Texas border with Mexico this week to obtain an in-depth briefing from the front lines.

“Federal negligence enforcing immigration law and the failure to secure our country’s border jeopardizes national and economic security, affecting every state, including Indiana,” Gov. Holcomb said in a release. “We’ve worked too hard in Indiana attacking the drug epidemic for more Hoosier lives to be put at risk by a constant supply of killer drugs spilled over an open U.S. border. The only way to resolve this is to stop the historically high flow of illegal immigrants crossing the border.”

Holcomb sent fifty Hooiser Gaurdsmen to the southern border with immediate effect to assist the Texas Natural Gaurd in their security assignment.

A statement states that these soldiers will start mobilizing immediately for the operation and go to Texas in the middle of March. After a week of training at Camp Atterbury, they will be sent to Texas for a ten-month deployment.

“Whatever the mission – whether it’s supporting a Hoosier community in the face of natural disaster, standing with our allies or against our adversaries overseas, or protecting the border – the soldiers and airmen of the Indiana National Guard are uniquely trained, equipped and capable of mobilizing whenever and wherever we’re called,” said Major General Dale Lyles, the adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard, in a release. “We stand ready to support the Texas National Guard in securing the southern border.”

House Speaker Todd Huston said: “The crisis at our nation’s southern border is a direct result of failed and rudderless leadership in Washington, D.C. I fully support Governor Holcomb’s decision to send members of our state’s committed and hardworking National Guard to support Texas and their efforts to stop the wave of illegal immigration and drugs into their state and ultimately to the rest of our country. The men and women in our guard are always ready to answer the call of duty, and I’m proud that Indiana is among the states to stand up against the Biden Administration’s dangerous and open border policies.”

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