Gov. Little joins 25 governors in creating ‘American Governors’ Border Strike Force’

Idaho Governor Signs Bill To Halt Biden Moves On Gun Laws
Darin Oswald

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, Idaho Gov. Brad Little gestures during a press conference in Boise, Idaho. Little signed legislation Monday, May 10, 2021, aimed at thwarting a half-dozen executive actions by President Joe Biden to combat gun violence.

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Governor Brad Little and 25 other governors from across the state have partnered up to combat criminal organizations taking advantage of the open border with Mexico.

The multi-state partnership is called the “American Governors’ Border Strike Force.” It consists of governors from Arizona, Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North and South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

The goal of the strike force is to increase collaboration, improve intelligence, and invest in analysis to combat human smuggling and stop drug flow into participating states.

“Meth and fentanyl are the most serious and growing drug threats in Idaho, and there is a direct tie to the loose border with Mexico. Border security is interconnected with the health and safety of American citizens. The Biden Administration has refused to address the crisis at the border, so once again America’s governors are stepping up,” Governor Little said.

The strike force was formed in light of President Joe Biden’s border policies, which gives unauthorized immigrants a pathway to legal status and lifts COVID-19 restrictions for those entering the U.S. from the southern border.

You can read the full Governors’ memorandum here.

READ: Little discusses fentanyl crackdown with N. Idaho law enforcement

READ: Planned Parenthood moving into Oregon-Idaho border town