Florida Governor Ron DeSantis assured this Tuesday that 800 members of the state’s National Guard are “ready” to support the southern border by offering their assistance to the state of Texas, which at one point borders Mexico. number of irregular crossings there has been a sharp decline,
“Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida stands ready to help protect the southern border and will send resources to deal with the border crisis in Texas,” the local government said in a statement. Announcement,
The note details that, at this time, it has 1,100 “assets” at its disposal, including: 800 National Guard reservists and 400 law enforcement officers, as well as 17 drones and 10 boats, among other resources.
As announced, workers could begin deploying to various Texas border cities in the next 24 hours.
DeSantis, who is evaluating a potential candidacy for the White House, explained that the asset to be deployed in Texas would not only have agents and reservoirs, but also Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, radio technicians, logistics, mechanics and agents . coordinator, to deal with the “crisis” that, in his opinion, President Joe Biden has created on the southern border.
“While Biden is oblivious to the crisis he has created, Florida stands ready to help Texas respond to this crisis.”
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reiterated that “the border remains closed” even after that. at the end of title 42 last Thursday. On the first day after the policy expired, some 6,300 migrants turned themselves in to the Border Patrol, and another 4,200 did so on Saturday. For immigration officials, the figures compared to 10,000 detainees last week are compelling.
Florida’s local government noted that through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), states can provide resources, including personnel, to other states to assist in times of emergency.
“We stand with Texans as they work to deport illegal immigrants at the border,” said Kevin Guthrie, director of the Department of Emergency Management. “We stand ready to help in any way possible.”