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DeSantis to Send Florida Officers to Southern Border to Support Texas and Arizona, Amid Border Crisis

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Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that Florida officers have committed to deploy to Texas and Arizona to provide additional resources in response to the border crisis.

“America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American,” said Gov. Ron DeSantis.

“Biden administration put an end to policies implemented by President Donald Trump that were curbing illegal immigration, securing our border and keeping Americans safe. Governors Abbott and Ducey recently sent a plea for help to every state in the nation in need of additional law enforcement personnel and other resources to help with border security. I am proud to announce today that the state of Florida is answering the call. Florida has your back,” he added

Florida officers’ role at the border

For her part, the state attorney general said that she is committed to defending citizens and against human trafficking. “As Attorney General, I am dedicated to ending human trafficking, protecting our children from sexual predators, and fighting the opioid crisis now claiming 21 lives a day in our state, but President Biden is hurting, not helping us achieve these vital public safety goals,” said Attorney General Ashley Moody.

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Similarly, Moody highlighted that the crisis at the border generates insecurity in the American population. “The crisis the president created on our southern border makes us all less safe, and I am proud to support Governor DeSantis in his attempt to fix the president’s disaster at the border to protect Floridians.”

The move comes after Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona sent a letter last week requesting immediate assistance to quell the surge of illegal immigrants, apprehend illegal criminal aliens and secure the border.

According to Customs and Border Protection, more than 180,000 illegal immigrants were caught attempting to enter along the southwest border last month.