Kansas’ GOP AG pushes Dem governor to send law enforcement to southern border amid requests by Texas, Arizona

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt urged Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly Tuesday to adhere to a request by Texas and Arizona governors and send law enforcement resources to the southern border to assist with the migrant crisis.

In a letter to the governor obtained by Fox News, Schmidt, along with Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson and Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman, said the June request made under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) was an “appropriate and lawful” use of state resources.

“When the federal government fails to secure the border, it becomes critically important that criminal activity entering the United States be intercepted and contained as close to the border as possible,” Schmidt said. “There can be no question it is in the interest of public safety in our Kansas communities that the border be secured and that criminal activity enabled by illegal border crossings be contained as far from Kansas as possible.”

The southern border has seen a drastic rise in the number of illegal migrant crossings with a record-breaking 213,534 crossings reported in July alone. 

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