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Senator Kevin Cramer sends North Dakota soldiers to the southern border



Jamestown North Dakota – Senator Kevin Cramer of North Dakota is replying to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s demand for military action at the southern border.

Cramer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited Jamestown on Sunday to welcome the troops with the 817th Engineer Company of the North Dakota National Guard, according to the senator’s office.

According to his staff, the troops will be stationed there for a year in response to Abbot’s request for resources to stop illegal activities at the border and protect American citizens.

“I am struck at this moment, during these times, when so much is asked of the most blessed people in the world. You all step up in such big ways,” Cramer said. “As a nation, we exercise global responsibilities while also protecting the home front, and no one does it better than the North Dakota National Guard. We owe a special debt of gratitude to the soldiers, their families, and their employers, who all sacrifice for every mission. Your mission at the southwest border is a crucial one. The more than 100,000 fentanyl deaths every year are the fatalities of an invasion at our border. Whenever I visit the border and see the masses of people coming across illegally, I am often moved by how many young children are among the immigrants seeking help, and the compassion of our border protectors as they deal with a crisis created by bad policies coming out of the White House. Your military might and your compassionate hearts are symbols of American strength. Forgive us when we do not say thank you enough, but know I will pray for you all as you carry out a most noble mission.”