Casey Cagle, the leading conservative Republican for governor, said today that as governor he’ll answer President Trump’s call to contribute National Guard troops to the border as part of Operation Guardian Support.
“In our state, we’ve led the nation in cracking down on illegal immigration, but we are just treating symptoms until we get to the root of the problem,” Cagle said. “I’ve led the fight against sanctuary cities in Decatur and helped pass one of the toughest laws against illegal immigration in the country. But, I share President Trump’s frustration that the illegal border crossings continue. That’s why as governor of Georgia I’ll send the best National Guard to bolster Operation Guardian Support.”
Operation Guardian Support has been supported by state National Guards from Mississippi and South Carolina, among others.
“Georgia is always ready to lead on issues that matter,” Cagle said. “Illegal immigration has undermined the rule of law, strained local tax resources and endangered communities. Finally we have a president who recognizes the severity of the problem and is going to actually do something about it. Georgians want to be a part of the solution.”
Cagle is the first candidate to support President Trump’s call to send the National Guard to secure the border.C