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.
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.”