DeSantis Visits Southern Border, Leads The Way on Border Crisis

DeSantis Visits Southern Border, Leads The Way on Border Crisis

Governor's now responsible for border security?

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
July 18, 2021

As the border crisis continues to deepen with horror stories of rape, human trafficking, and other criminal acts being reported by some mainstream media, the Biden Administration has seemingly neglected the problem, allowing Florida to lead the way on securing the border as Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) himself visited the Southern Border.

DeSantis was joined by Texas state officials and Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) upon arrival and met with law enforcement agents the two governors deployed at the Southern Border in Del Rio, Texas.

Florida law enforcement has assisted with the apprehension of more than 2,800 undocumented aliens in 23 days and aided in more than 100 criminal arrests for felonies including human trafficking, drug smuggling, and stolen vehicles.  And these are the reports that we know of.

On June 25, Governor DeSantis announced that state law enforcement officers had deployed to Texas. Earlier in June, 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 with the security crisis overwhelming law enforcement at the southern border.

Governor DeSantis then made remarks about what he saw, highlighting the importance of a secure border:

“We appreciate Texas stepping up where the federal government won’t,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “When Governor Abbott put out the call for help at the border, we immediately answered because we know that the success in Texas is America’s success. Of the individuals our law enforcement have apprehended at the border, more than 70% said they ultimately wanted to go to Florida. To solve this problem, we want to see successful border policies reinstated that President Biden irresponsibly removed. Until then, states are going to have to step up, and I am proud to dedicate Florida resources to help. In addition to our law enforcement officers, Florida National Guard will continue to serve at the border to support Texas National Guard until October 2022.”
The governor also stayed very active on his Twitter during the visit, exposing the "influx of drugs, and human smuggling" that he credits to President Biden's (D) doing and asserted it would not have happened under the previous administration:
DeSantis was not the only Floridian who recently attended the border. US Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) stood with border agents and reported to Fox News that she saw the "coyotes" and taunting of agents for herself as aliens illegally crossed the border.  She described her experience as "at a loss for words."

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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