Illegal flow of drugs across southern border is a threat to Wisconsin

MADISON -- Governor Scott Walker today sent a letter to Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) stating his support for President Donald Trump’s aggressive actions to secure America’s southern border. 

“Let me be clear: the southern border of the United States of America is not secure,” said Governor Walker. “One of the most fundamental responsibilities of our federal government is to protect our borders and shores. Sadly, through several administrations, the federal government has failed in this fundamental responsibility.

“Over the years, I have spoken with many state and federal leaders about border security, including several governors from southern border states. They explained the concerns they have about the many individuals crossing the border who they believe are connected to terrorist organizations or to areas of the world that harbor members of these organizations. They spoke of the volume of illegal drugs, human trafficking, and the movement of illegal firearms into our country.”

Governor Walker noted past presidents, including George W. Bush and Barack Obama, deployed the National Guard to our country’s southern border to help fight those bringing illegal drugs into America.

“As Governor, I want to ensure the safety of all of our citizens, and I want to reduce access to illegal drugs as part of a comprehensive strategy in dealing with opioid and illegal drug addiction,” Governor Walker continued. “Therefore, I welcome President Donald Trump’s aggressive actions to secure our nation’s southern border.”

A copy of Governor Walker’s letter to Congressman Pocan is below.




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