Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisDeSantis signs law imposing daily moments of silence in Florida schools Sunday show preview: Bite foreign policy in focus as Dem tensions boil at home Deming’s travels millions after announcing Senate bid against Rubio (R) announced Wednesday that law enforcement officials from his state will be deployed to Texas and Arizona to tackle border challenges.
DeSantis, seen by many as a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2024, said he was responding to “Biden̵
“America’s border security crisis is affecting every state and every American,” DeSantis said in a statement Wednesday.
“Florida will support Texas and Arizona. We believe it is important to secure the southern border of our country, but specifically we believe it will benefit the people of Florida to be able to get this under control, and so where the federal government has failed, the states are stepping up and doing our best to fill the void, ”he added during a news conference in Pensacola, Fla.
DeSantis noted during the press conference that Florida was the first state to announce that it would send law enforcement to the two states. More than 10 law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices at local and state level will deploy officers.
The announcement comes as the Biden administration has seen a steady increase in the number of migrants crossing the southwestern border. In March, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro MayorkasAlejandro MayorkasBiden expands program to allow young Central Americans to enter U.S. work permit expansion, deportation aid for crime victims Democrats push ICE, DHS not to detain migrants released during pandemic MORE announced that the United States was “on the move to meet more individuals at the southwestern border than we have done in the last 20 years.”
It has become a point of contention between the Biden administration and the GOP leaders who have asked President BidenJoe BidenMellman: Trump voters stick to 2020 story FDA approves yet another batch of J&J vaccine Cotton warns China collects athletes’ DNA at 2022 Olympics MORE and Vice President Harris to visit the border to tackle the rise in migration.
In response to the sharp rise, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced plans on Thursday to build a wall at the southern border. In addition, earlier President TrumpDonald Trump Kushner lands book deal, scheduled for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump’s trade legacy with EU deal Progressive welcomes Harrison’s start at DNC MORE announced that he would visit the border with Abbott at his invitation.
DeSantis is a Trump ally and is unlikely to run for the White House if the former president chooses to seek re-election.