Florida Governor Sending Troops to Texas and Arizona to Handle Border Crisis
Earlier, the Governors of Texas and Arizona declared a state of emergency due to the influx of migrants from Mexico. On repeated requests from local authorities, the federal government, represented by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, responded with inaction.
"Governors Abbott and [Arizona Governor Doug] 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," DeSantis said on Wednesday. "I’m proud to announce today that the state of Florida is answering the call. Florida has your back.”
The exact number of officers from Florida has not been disclosed. We only know that 12 departments have agreed to provide officers for missions to the southern states to ensure security and compliance with immigration laws on the Mexican border.
"When you have chaos versus order, crime versus safety, you develop strategic enforcement actions, and you bring peace and protection to your people. That's what a leader does," Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said, according to The Washington Examiner. "In these short few months that this administration has been in charge, we have seen a 230% increase in fentanyl seizures, enough to kill almost half of the American population. We have seen over a 3,000% increase in sexual offenders being detained at the border. As a mother, as a former prosecutor and judge, that infuriates me and terrifies me."