Governor Kay Ivey announced Thursday plans to deploy 275 Alabama troops to the southern border to assist in handling the record numbers of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States.

Of the multitude of critiques levied at President Joe Biden and his administration, the most common had been the deterioration of security at the southern border.

Additional border security funding was one of the pivotal issues in Congress, leading up to the ousting of then-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Alabama's federal delegation has been sounding the alarm, sponsoring legislation and pushing initiatives to bolster border security.

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Ivey's decision to send troops to assist at the border was met with approval from several of the state's federal lawmakers.

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) praised Ivey for her leadership and Alabama's willingness to "answer the call."

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) joined in praising Ivey, pointing to the record influx of illegal drugs coming across the border.

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