On Sunday, LULAC National President Domingo Garcia sent a letter to the White House asking Biden to halt police and National Guard assistance sent to the border by Texas, Arizona, Nebraska, Idaho, Florida and South Dakota.
In the letter, Garcia claimed that these states were engaging in “insurrection.”
“President Biden, as the commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and the militia of the several states, you have authority to prevent this usurping of federal powers by a few recalcitrant and rebellious states,” he wrote.
“If you cannot stop this additional insurrection, we request that you deploy federal troops to defend the rights and lives of Hispanic Americans on the border,” Garcia added.
He further claimed that the National Guard’s involvement is “tantamount to relegating our armed forces to a ‘pay for hire’ status on any whim or desire that the donor citizen can afford to pursue.”
In recent weeks, Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona have both asked other governors to help deal with the ongoing crisis.
The Biden Administration has forced their hand out of its refusal to act.
Even Vice President Kamala Harris, who Biden selected to handle the crisis, has done nothing to address the issue.
“On behalf of Texas and Arizona, we respectfully but urgently request that you send all available law-enforcement resources to the border in defense of our sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Abbott and Ducey wrote in a joint June letter.
Several states, including Florida, South Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Iowa, have sent troops and officers to aid the border states.
Since the crisis began, both the President and Vice President have failed to visit the border, opting instead to take trips to Central America.