Latino Activist Group Calls on Biden to Stop Governors from Sending Border Reinforcements, Says It's an 'Insurrection'

Libby | July 6, 2021
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In response to several states sending personnel to the Southern border, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) President Domingo Garcia called for President Joe Biden to stop governors in aiding what he called an “insurrection.”

Garcia urged Biden in a letter sent to the White House on Sunday to prevent state governors from sending reinforcements to tackle the border crisis, Fox News reported.

Texas, Arizona, Nebraska, Idaho, Florida and South Dakota are among the states that Garcia has accused of “insurrection” for aiding the border officials. 

“President Biden,” he pleaded, “as the commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and the militia of the several states, you have authority to prevent this usurping of federal powers by a few recalcitrant and rebellious states.”

The activist also suggested that this was a matter of life and death for Hispanic-Americans.

“If you cannot stop this additional insurrection, we request that you deploy federal troops to defend the rights and lives of Hispanic Americans on the border,” the letter said.

In a separate statement, Garcia also targeted Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and former President Donald Trump for “fomenting dangerous racial hatred targeting Latinos” in their recent joint presser at the border.

Considering the massive uptick in illegal immigration at the southern border, both Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and Abbott asked other states to send help.

“On behalf of Texas and Arizona, we respectfully but urgently request that you send all available law-enforcement resources to the border in defense of our sovereignty and territorial integrity,” their joint letter said, according to Fox News.

Fox 19 - Cincinnati reported that the day after the letter was sent to the White House, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) authorized officers to assist border officials in policing the border.

Despite hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants disregarding U.S. immigration law by crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, LULAC and Garcia have zeroed in on governors defending the border as the real threat.

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