Dusty Johnson invites South Dakota sheriff to join him at State of the Union Address

March 4, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.–South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says Butte County Sheriff Fred Lamphere (pictured) will be his guest at the State of the Union address in Washington D.C. on Thursday.

“President Biden’s open border policies have significantly impacted communities across America, and South Dakota is no exception,” said Johnson. “Sheriff Lamphere has made it clear that crime he sees in Butte County is a side effect of a broken border. I hope the President will address the drug and crime crises from illegal immigration that are plaguing our communities.”

Over the last few years, Sheriff Lamphere has made several trips to the southern border and has expressed concerns for how the crisis at our border impacts South Dakota’s communities, primarily through drug use and trafficking.