Oklahoma’s Kevin Stitt might be one in all 11 Republican governors attending a information convention on the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, Stitt’s workplace confirmed Monday.
The information convention, hosted by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, will spotlight 10 border safety suggestions from the Republican Governors Public Coverage Committee, Stitt spokesman Charlie Hannema mentioned.
Few particulars of the occasion have been launched, however information experiences point out that it’s set for noon Wednesday at Mission, Texas, a border city simply west of McAllen on the Rio Grande.
Apart from Stitt and Abbott, GOP governors anticipated to attend are Arizona’s Doug Ducey, Georgia’s Brian Kemp, Idaho’s Brad Little, Iowa’s Kim Reynolds, Montana’s Greg Gianforte, Nebraska’s Pete Ricketts, Ohio’s Mike DeWine, South Dakota’s Kristi Noem and Wyoming’s Mark Gordon.
Though Oklahoma is just not a border state, Hannema mentioned the Stitt administration believes the surge in individuals attempting to cross into america from Mexico with out documentation is expounded to a surge in unlawful medication and human trafficking reported by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Harmful Medicine Management.
The extent to which there’s a connection, nonetheless, is unclear.
Abbott, who some view as a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2022, has complained loud and lengthy in regards to the surge of immigrants attempting to enter the nation by means of his state’s southern border.