BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry revealed his commitment to spend $3 million to send Louisiana National Guard troops to support the Texas National Guard at the U.S. southern border.

Landry laid out a high-level plan Thursday during a news conference at the Louisiana State Capitol. He was flanked by Brigadier Gen. Michael Greer and Louisiana legislators who supports his plan to tackle illegal immigration into the United States, which Landry said is responsible for increased drug and gang activity.

“Most of us know someone who has lost a loved one to fentanyl,” Gov. Landry said. “Over 125,000 Americans we’re losing on an annual basis due to this crisis. And we know as (Texas) Governor Abbott explained to us that 30,000 pounds of fentanyl was seized at the border in Texas, that is enough to kill almost everyone in the country. So this is an absolute emergency.”

Landry said the federal government and President Biden have done little to address illegal immigration, which he called a “humanitarian crisis” and attributed to an influx of deadly drugs, gang activity and human trafficking in Louisiana and throughout the United States.

According to Landry, illegal entry at the southern border in Texas eventually puts pressure on Louisiana and other states across the country. He said Iowa, Florida, Tennessee and Missouri have all committed to send troops to support National Guardsmen in Texas.

“So this money that some people are claiming is wasted, it’s not wasted,” Landry said. “It helps prepare our troops, train our troops and it also helps our neighbors in Texas.”


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