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Reynolds, Ricketts join GOP governors at US-Mexico border

Republican governors including Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds met...
Republican governors including Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds met Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Texas to discuss issues at the border.(Office of Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp)
Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 4:51 PM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts joined eight other Republican governors on at the U.S.-Mexico border to criticize Democratic President Joe Biden’s handling of immigration issues.

The governors called on Biden to take a number of actions, including building a border wall supported by former Republican President Donald Trump, requiring those seeking asylum to remain in Mexico instead of being allowed into the United States and prohibiting the entry of anyone who potentially poses a health risk.

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn said in a statement that Reynolds’ trip to the border was nothing more “than a political stunt and a distraction from her failed leadership.” Reynolds responded that Biden “overturned all the policies that worked.”

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