Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has offered to assist Texas and Arizona in their border security efforts.
After Governor Ron DeSantis offered the state’s law enforcement agencies assistance in combatting the rise of migrants arriving at the US southern border, Florida became the first state to support Texas and Arizona amid the current border problem.
During a press conference on Wednesday, DeSantis announced that Florida would send officials from a variety of state law enforcement agencies, including local sheriffs’ offices, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Florida Fish and Wildlife, among others, to assist federal and state agents in Texas and Arizona.
From the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola, DeSantis said, “The state of Florida is answering the call.” “Florida will stand by Texas and Arizona.”
“We feel that securing the southern border is critical for our country, but we also believe that being able to control this will help the people of Florida,” he stated. “Where the federal government has failed, states are stepping in to fill the void.”
DeSantis, like Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Greg Ducey, has blamed the Biden administration for the latest flow of migrants at the border, arguing that Border Patrol facilities and personnel are overburdened as a result of faulty immigration laws.
“It’s unfortunate that we have to do this because when you deal with issues, things happen, and you have to put out fires, and there’s no way an executive, whether it’s a county executive, a state executive, or even a federal executive, can avoid having things happen to them,” the governor added.
“The terrible thing about where we are today is that it was a catastrophe that was produced by faulty policies,” he added. “These were policies that were designed to be awful…. We’re delighted to help. We do it because we wish we didn’t have to, but if they ask for our help, Florida will be there.”
Since taking office, Biden has overturned a number of executive orders issued by then-President Donald Trump, including suspending construction of the border wall, canceling the travel ban, and giving deportation reprieve for unaccompanied migrant children.
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