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Twenty GOP governors urge Biden to act on border crisis, calling efforts now 'unacceptable'

The letter comes after the number of migrant children at the border hit a record high.

Updated: May 12, 2021 - 5:41pm

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Twenty Republican governors have sent a letter to President Biden urging him and his administration to take action on the crisis at the southwest U.S. border, as the numbers on contacts between border agents and illegal immigrants last month hit a two-decade high.

"The crisis is too big to ignore and is now spilling over the border states into all of our states," reads the letter, sent Tuesday.

Border officials also encountered a record number of unaccompanied minors in March, over 18,000, though the number decreased in April. 

"We have neither the resources nor the obligation to solve the federal government’s problem and foot the bill for the consequences of this administration’s misguided actions," the governors said in their letter.

Governors from Georgia, Nebraska, New Hampshire and South Dakota say the record-number of migrants at the border have are now migrating into their states, according to Fox News.

"Allowing the federal government to place a potentially unlimited number of unaccompanied migrant children into our states’ facilities for an unspecified length of time with almost zero transparency is unacceptable and unsustainable," the letter states.

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