Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa said in an interview on Thursday that she has turned down a request for her state to house migrant children displaced amid the Biden administration’s border crisis 1,000 miles away.
Speaking with host Jeff Angelo of Des Moines-based WHO-AM radio, the governor said that the Department of Health and Human Services asked Iowans to house migrant children who are currently in overflowing detention facilities along the southern border.
Calling the border crisis a “national security issue,” Reynolds slammed the federal government for its open border policies and lack of transparency. Citing drug and human trafficking which already affects Iowans, she went after HHS.
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“We will not do that,” Reynolds told Angelo. “We don’t have the facilities. We are not set up to do that. This is not our problem; this is the president’s problem.”
“He’s the one that’s opened the borders. He needs to be responsible for this and he needs to stop