Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has once again dispatched state personnel to Texas to help fight the illegal immigration crisis created by President Joe Biden.
The Republican governor announced that he was deploying National Guard troops, law enforcement personnel, and drone to the Lone Star State to aid fellow Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in the face of inaction by the Biden administration.
“The impacts of Biden’s Border Crisis are felt by communities across the nation, and the federal government’s abdication of duty undermines the sovereignty of our country and the rule of law,” DeSantis said in a statement, as The Free Press reported on Tuesday.
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“At my direction, state agencies, including law enforcement and the Florida National Guard, are being deployed to Texas, with assets including personnel, boats, and planes. While Biden ignores the crisis he created, Florida stands ready to help Texas respond to this crisis,” said DeSantis.
The move comes 23 months after DeSantis sent more than 50 law enforcement officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Highway Patrol, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to Texas to participate in border-control activities.
This time, the governor is sending more than 1,100 assets and resources to assist Texas authorities. That includes 101 FHP personnel, 200 FDLE officers, 800 National Guard soldiers, emergency management personnel, 17 unmanned drones, and 10 vessels, including airboats.
At a Broward County event on Tuesday, DeSantis added, “We’ve also, as a state, from really the beginning of the Biden administration, been leaning in on the issue, including helping Texas in the past, and we’ve offered a number of assets, boats, planes, and personnel to help now.”
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“And so we stand by ready to help with that because I think what you’re seeing is going to be really, really bad, potentially very shortly,” he said.
Texas appreciated the aid.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Chris Olivarez told Fox News in a statement, “We welcome the support from the state of Florida as they will provide additional law enforcement resources to help combat criminal activity & interdict deadly narcotics.”
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