The Governor of the U.S. state of Arizona, Doug Ducey, declared a state of emergency (ES) on the border with Mexico and sent the National Guard to resolve the crisis. He announced this on Tuesday, April 20, on his Twitter page.
“The federal government will not act and Arizona will. In order to resolve the crisis at the border, I have declared a state of emergency and dispatched the brave men and women of our country there,” the governor said in a message.
Associaed Press News specifies that the Arizona governor’s announcement was made at a Customs and Border Protection open house at a new migrant center in the Yuma border region. The event is aimed at hiding the actual number of migrants arriving at the border.
Doug Ducey and the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden are at odds over the issue of immigration policy, and the state governor himself views the situation as a crisis.
On April 6, it became known that a majority of American voters blame U.S. President Joe Biden for the migration crisis on the border with Mexico, according to a poll.
Thus, 44% of respondents blame Joe Biden and the president’s administration for the increase in the number of migrants at the border, while former U.S. President Donald Trump was blamed by only 28% of respondents. One-fifth (20%) held both U.S. leaders equally responsible.