Mississippi sends National Guard to US-Mexico border, governor says

FILE - Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves speaks during a news conference, May 18, 2022, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he is mobilizing a National Guard unit to help with security at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Reeves wrote Wednesday on Twitter that the Mississippi National Guard’s 112th Military Police Battalion is supporting Customs and Border Protection along the Southwest border.

Mississippi does not share a border with Mexico. Reeves blamed the Biden administration for people and drugs crossing the border. Reeves says he believes “every state has become a border state.”

His announcement came a day after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he was sending National Guard soldiers and law enforcement officers to assist with border security.