Rep. Bryan Posthumus is calling on Gov. Whitmer to immediately deploy Michigan’s national guard reserve to the nation’s southern border to help Texas combat projected surges of illegal border crossings. The call comes as the Biden Administration is set to end Title 42 on Thursday, May 11.
“Biden’s own Homeland Security is anticipating 400,000 additional illegal border crossings per month as a result of this policy change. For context, that’s double the population of Grand Rapids,” Posthumus said. “Biden’s weak border security and failed catch-and-release policy has made every state a border state. This surge will directly impact Michigan and we cannot afford to sit on the sideline on this issue.”
Border Patrol has reported record amounts of illegal migrant encounters and drug seizures since the early days of the Biden Administration in 2021. In response, many states have sent their national guard troops to the southern border in the past, including Midwestern states Iowa and Ohio.
“Ending Title 42 will have a detrimental impact on our national security and pour gasoline on the fentanyl crisis,” Posthumus said. “If DC will not act, states can and must step up.”
Rep. Posthumus and his office can be reached at (517) 373-0830 or BryanPosthumus@house.mi.gov.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer called upon the Michigan legislature this month to immediately require a “carbon free” energy grid for Michigan– a new mandate that Republican Floor Leader Bryan Posthumus says will harm Michigan’s energy reliability and hurt families’ pocketbooks. Today, he is speaking out and calling for a halt to these legislative mandates until a […]
Rep. Bryan Posthumus spoke out today as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Democrats’ wasteful state budget into law. “By signing this budget, Gov. Whitmer has put Michigan on the wrong path,” Posthumus said. “The $82 billion must come from somewhere, and Democrats will have to hike the income tax on all Michigan families and small businesses […]
State Rep. and Republican Floor Leader Bryan Posthumus today expressed concern about several proposals included in the governor’s “What’s Next” speech, including legislation mandating 100% carbon-free electricity production on a tight timeline, over concerns it may cause problems for local families. This year, House Democrats introduced House Bills 4759-4761, which would require Michigan electric companies […]
Republican Floor Leader Bryan Posthumus will host a free and open office hour at Herman’s Boy Inc. at 220 Northland Drive NE in Rockford, Michigan. Constituents are encouraged to arrive with any and all questions, concerns or comments they may have for the State Rep. “Hearing directly from the people I represent is the best […]