On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) announced that his administration would be deploying law enforcement officers to the border states of Texas and Arizona to assist with the ongoing crisis at the southern border, as reported by The Hill.
DeSantis made his announcement after the governors of Arizona and Texas, Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.) and Greg Abbott (R-Texas), released a joint statement requesting assistance from other states to try to stem the flow of illegal aliens pouring across the border. In his statement, DeSantis denounced “the failure of the Biden Administration to secure our southern border.”
“America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American,” DeSantis continued. “Florida is going to support Texas and Arizona. We believe that securing the southern border is important for our country…so where the federal government has failed, the states are stepping up and doing our best to fill the void.”
The announcement from Florida marks the latest effort by Republican governors and state law enforcement to fight back against the Biden Administration’s open-border approach to immigration. As Joe Biden promised on the campaign trail to give free, taxpayer-funded benefits to illegals, such as education and healthcare, there has been a historic spike in illegal immigration since he took office in January. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas recently admitted that illegal immigration is already hitting a 20-year high.
Former President Donald Trump announced that he will be visiting the border in Texas, after accepting an invitation from Governor Abbott. Vice President Kamala Harris, despite being appointed by Biden as the unofficial head of the administration’s immigration and border efforts, has still not yet visited the border.