13 Republican governors have answered the call from Governor Greg Abbott to provide state resources to Texas to help respond to the crisis at the southern border. They released the following joint statement: 

“President Biden has abandoned his constitutional responsibility to secure the border and continues to fail to prevent millions of migrants from illegally crossing into our country. The illegal flow of criminals, drugs, and contraband moving across our border create an untenable situation for all states. 

“In response, Republican governors are providing support where Biden failed. The personnel and resources from our states will enhance Governor Abbott’s Operation Lone Star security mission to deter and repel unlawful border crossings along the southern border. 

“Republican governors have announced the following personnel to supplement Operation Lone Star: 

  • 1,305 National Guardsmen 
  • 231 Law Enforcement Personnel 

“Every state is a border state and Republican governors – together – are stepping up to protect Americans where Biden has failed.” 

Governor Kim Reynolds, IA 

Governor Glenn Youngkin, VA 

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, AR 

Governor Ron DeSantis, FL 

Governor Brad Little, ID 

Governor Jim Pillen, NE 

Governor Doug Burgum, ND 

Governor Mike DeWine, OH 

Governor Kevin Stitt, OK 

Governor Henry McMaster, SC 

Governor Kristi Noem, SD 

Governor Bill Lee, TN 

Governor Jim Justice, WV