North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum joined 19 other governors in a letter calling on the Biden administration to “take action” at the southern border to stop the migrant surge.
The letter says the administration “enticed” migrants at the border by halting border wall construction; ending Trump-era Asylum Cooperative Agreements, which meant the U.S. could send migrants to the three Latin American countries; and refusing to enforce immigration laws.
“We urge you to take action to end the humanitarian crisis and secure our southern border immediately,” the letter says.
Other governors who signed the letter include Gov. Greg Gianforte, of Montana; Gov. Kim Reynolds, of Iowa; and Gov. Kristi Noem, of South Dakota.
Rumors circulated in late March that North Dakota would take in migrant children displaced at the southern border, but the Department of Human Services confirmed the federal government ruled out the state as a destination.