State reps to governor: protect our border
BATON ROUGE- Fifteen members of the Louisiana House of Representatives asked the governor in a letter Thursday; to take preventative measures to secure the state should the federal government use facilities in Louisiana to house illegals.
"We already know the border agents and facilities near the our border with Mexico are overwhelmed, so the federal government is, in secret, transporting illegal aliens to other states," Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-Denham Springs) said.
Hodges and the group want the governor to demand from Washington, D.C., a warning should in-state facilities be used and take action to ensure any illegals transported to federal facilities are not allowed to leave those facilities to enter Louisiana.
The federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors across the country this year, spurring a wide range of reactions from governors.
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