Iowa Gov. Reynolds heading to Texas to highlight US-Mexico border security issues

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO) — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has blasted President Joe Biden over his handling of border security and now she’s getting an in-person look at the issue.

In July she sent 28 Iowa State Troopers to Texas to help with border enforcement and on Wednesday, Reynolds will see the border situation for herself. Iowa’s governor is scheduled to join nine other Republican governors in Mission, Texas.

Last month, Reynolds and 25 other Republican governors requested a meeting to talk about the surge in illegal border crossings.

Reynolds says illegal immigration is leading to more drug seizures in Iowa.   The president has not granted the request.

Reynolds is set to hold a press conference following her tour of U.S. Southern Border Wednesday afternoon

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