Gov. Noem announces deployment of soldiers to southern border for a fifth time

February 20, 2024

Mike Tanner

PIERRE, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem announced today that she will deploy South Dakota National Guard troops to the southern border later this spring.

This will be the fifth time that the South Dakota National Guard has deployed to the southern border to assist in border security efforts during the Noem Administration.

The governor has recently begun referring to the border crisis as a, “warzone.”

Sixty South Dakota National Guard soldiers will deploy to the southern border on a rolling basis over a three-month period.

Governor Noem says the soldiers’ primary mission will be constructing a wall to stem the flow of illegal immigrants, drug cartels, and human trafficking into the United States.

No specific date was mentioned on when the deployment will occur.