Florida Gov. DeSantis Deploys Law Enforcement to Reinforce Southern Border
Governor acts to help mitigate migrant crisis at United States-Mexico border
Florida's Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, has taken bold action to secure America's Southern Border as the Biden administration's migrant crisis continues to spiral out of control due to inaction.
Gov. DeSantis (R) announced he is deploying law enforcement officers to the U.S.-Mexico border to help mitigate the ongoing illegal immigration crisis.
In his Wednesday announcement, DeSantis said he will send officers with state law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices to the U.S.-Mexico border.
He said they will assist Arizona and Texas in helping stem illegal immigration into their communities.
"America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American," DeSantis said.
"The Biden Administration ended policies implemented by President Trump that were curbing illegal immigration, securing our border, and keeping Americans safe."
"Governors Abbott and Ducey recently sent out a call for help to every state in the nation, needing additional law enforcement manpower and other resources to aid with border security," the DeSantis added.
"I’m proud to announce today that the state of Florida is answering the call.
"Florida has your back."
So far, the following agencies have committed to deploying to the border:
- Florida Highway Patrol
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
- Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
- Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
- Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- Holmes County Sheriff’s Office
- Lee County Sheriff’s Office
- Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
- Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
- Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office
- Walton County Sheriff’s Office
DeSantis said the Florida Division of Emergency Management is coordinating the law enforcement agencies’ deployment to the border.
The announcement comes after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) asked states to help them with the wave of illegal immigration pouring into their states as a result of the Biden administration’s massive Catch and Release operation, according to Breitbart.
In May, more than 172,000 border crossers were apprehended at the border — a nearly 700 percent increase in illegal immigration compared to the same time last year when President Donald Trump had implemented fierce border controls.
After apprehending border crossers, the Biden administration is releasing tens of thousands into American communities, often by putting them up in migrant hotels along the border before sending them on buses and domestic commercial flights into the U.S. interior.
Current projections predict that about 1.2 million border crossers will be encountered at the border this year with potentially hundreds of thousands more crossing illegally, undetected by federal immigration officials.