Gov. Little to travel to US-Mexico border on Wednesday

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Governor Brad Little will join nine other Republican governors at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Wednesday. 

Little recently joined 25 other governors in requesting an in-person meeting with President Joe Biden to talk about the border crisis. The president has not agreed to a meeting, but the governors say they want to focus on national security and public health. 

Little’s primary concern is a growing threat of drugs, primarily methamphetamine and fentanyl, in Idaho. In July, he sent five Idaho State Patrol troopers to the border to assist the State of Arizona with drug interdiction efforts.

A report from the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking area showed illicit fentanyl from Mexico has become more prevalent in the region. Law enforcement also reported meth is primarily transported into Oregon and Idaho from Mexico through California. 

A release from Little’s office said his upcoming trip will allow the governors an opportunity to witness the situation at the border, reveal their proposed solutions and call on Biden to secure the border immediately. 

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