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Governor Phil Bryant | The U.S. Constitution — Protecting First Amendment Rights to Free Speech and Religious Freedom | The Humanitarian and National Security Crisis on the Southern Border

April 5th, 2021

Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy for a conversation with Governor Phil Bryant, the State of Mississippi (2012-2020), executive advisory board member, International Leaders Summit and partner at Bryant Songy Snell Global Partners. We focus on the U.S. Constitution, protecting first amendment right to free speech and religious freedom and humanitarian and national security crisis on America's Southern border.

The Department of Homeland Security in a new report stated: The Department of Homeland Security in a new report stated: "There will be 117,000 unaccompanied child migrants crossing the border this year. A large number of them are teenagers. Just last month, some 6,000 migrants aged 16 and 17 were caught." In addition to the concerns about human trafficking, with cartels now charging $5,000 to $10,000 per person to bring illegal immigrants to the US, drug smuggling, and specifically the fentanyl supply coming through the Southern border has increased significantly. Governor Bryant also draws from his early experiences as a law enforcement officer and an undercover officer in America's drug war and communicates about fentanyl which is 50 times more potent than heroin.

Governor Phil Bryant also shares his own experiences from the US-Mexico border during 2019, joining Mississippi's National Guard with Major General Janson D. Boyles, the adjutant general of Mississippi and the United States Customs and Border Protection on a dangerous night mission as illegal immigrants led by "coyotes" from an organized crime network were apprehended. The Customs and Border Protection recently reported: "Laredo Sector Border Patrol has encountered a dangerous trend of weapons being encountered during human smuggling events. Within 24 hours, three weapons were seized in three separate events involving human smuggling."

Governor Phil Bryant served as Mississippi’s 64th governor from 2012 to 2020. Before becoming the state’s chief
executive, the Honorable Phil Bryant was lieutenant governor, state auditor, and represented his legislative district in the Mississippi House of Representatives for five years.

As governor, the Hon. Phil Bryant led Mississippi in implementing transformational public education reforms, promoting economic development, advancing strategic trade missions, and building a competitive business climate that attracted major employers like Amazon, Yokohama Tire Corporation and Continental Tire. According to published reports: “Under Gov. Bryant’s administration, 80,000 jobs were created and some $7 billion in private investment were brought into the state of Mississippi.”

Governor Bryant serves on the executive advisory board of International Leaders Summit, a distinguished guest host of America’s Roundtable and is spearheading initiatives at Bryant Songy Snell Global Partners - where he provides strategic advice and counsel and business development services to some of the world’s largest industry leaders.

Relevant articles and video:

Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) Mississippi unites with Israel at Jerusalem Leaders Summit

The Jerusalem Post: Love from Mississippi
Phil Bryant, governor of Mississippi, speaks about the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Video: Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi - Steve Linde, Editor, Jerusalem Report | Jerusalem Leaders Summit |

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