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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey answers a question during a news conference in Phoenix. Gov. Doug Ducey used his executive powers Monday, April 19, 2021, to prohibit local and regional governments from making "vaccine passports" a requirement for people to enter businesses or get services, calling it an encroachment on the private medical information of Arizona residents. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)

Ariz. Gov. Ducey unveils 26 state strike force to secure southern border

More than two dozen Republican governors are promising to secure the southern border with a coordinated strike force. On Tuesday in the border community of Douglas, Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey (R) announced the creation of the 26 state American Governors Border Strike Force. The group’s mission is to stop illegal drug and human smuggling at the southern border.



A migrant family from Brazil waits to be processed by U.S. Border Patrol agents after passing through a gap in the border wall from Mexico in Yuma, Ariz., Thursday, June 10, 2021, to seek asylum. The families are part of an influx of asylum-seekers entering the U.S. in the Yuma area from South America and other continents. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia)

House GOP introduces bill to remove Harris as border czar

House Republican Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) introduced a bill to oust Vice President Kamala Harris from her role as border czar. The new legislation, which has 26 GOP co-sponsors, would remove Harris from overseeing border issues and force the government to recognize border security as national security.