A recent agreement between the United States and Mexico involves the latter committing 6,000 National Guard troops to its border as part of a trade agreement with the U.S. preventing a looming 5% tariff on trade goods.
President Trump stated on Twitter following this announcement that Mexico has taken a strong measure to “stem the tide of Migration through Mexico,” to our southern border:
“I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!”
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers via Executive Order earlier this year, withdrew the Wisconsin National Guard from assisting at the southwest border, stating, in part, that "There is simply not ample evidence to support the president's contention that there exists a national security crisis at our southwestern border":
"Keeping all of our borders safe and crime-free, and protecting immigrants who seek asylum at our borders, many of whom are women and children, is the responsibility of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol," Gov. Evers said. "There is simply not ample evidence to support the president's contention that there exists a national security crisis at our southwestern border. Therefore, there is no justification for the ongoing presence of Wisconsin National Guard personnel at the border. I cannot support keeping our brave service men and women away from their families without a clear need or purpose that would actively benefit the people of Wisconsin or our nation."
So is Governor Evers reconsidering his position on the Wisconsin National Guard being sent to the U.S.-Mexico border given that Mexico is now willing to provide their National Guard to protect the border? Does he still believe that the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is not a crisis as he stated earlier this year?
DrydenWire.com attempted to seek answers to these questions with multiple requests to Evers’ office, however, the response that we was: "...if we’re able to engage on this, someone will be in touch within the next few days."
Today, Congressman Sean Duffy posted on Twitter that he also shares concerns about the Wisconsin Governor’s decision - or lack thereof - to recommit National Guard troops, stating:
“Mexico announced that it will send 6,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border. Just a few months ago, Governor Evers pulled all of Wisconsin's National Guard troops from the border. Is Mexico more concerned about our southern border than Tony Evers?”
Note: DrydenWire.com also attempted to seek comment from the Wisconsin Democratic Party for this article but also did not receive a response.