Gov. DeSantis Deploys Units to Southern Border

Gov. DeSantis Deploys Units to Southern Border

VP Harris continues to face backlash amid border crisis

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
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June 25, 2021

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) confirmed all the media buzz and announced that the state of Florida will be deploying law enforcement officers at the Southern Border in Texas.

Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis answered the call for support and reinforcements following a letter from Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona requesting immediate assistance assist with the security crisis overwhelming law enforcement at the southern border.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management is coordinating the deployment of law enforcement officers under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). The EMAC is a national mutual aid system that allows states to share resources from all disciplines, protect personnel who deploy, and be reimbursed for mission-related costs.

DeSantis moved to send units to Texas as a response to the ongoing border crisis that is finally being addressed by the Biden-Harris Administration (after 90 days) VP Harris (D) will finally be heading to El Paso, TX.  Which has also been heavily scrutinized since the border crisis is not located in the region she is attending.

“When the Governors of Texas and Arizona reached out for help, Florida answered the call,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “We are witnessing a catastrophe at the southern border under the Biden Administration. In recent months, we have seen people from the terrorist watch list, known sex offenders, and a flood of fentanyl cross over the border. This is a national security crisis, and we must get it under control.”
Resources from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission(FWC) are deploying today, including more than 50 state law enforcement officers from FDLE, FHP, and FWC and mission-critical equipment. It is anticipated that personnel will be deployed for 16-day shifts. Over 20 county sheriff departments have pledged support to provide staffing resources to cover duties typically filled by the deployed officers.
Jim McCool

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