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Arizona and Texas have been begging Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for help dealing with the migration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Now, after the Biden administration has failed to do much of anything. Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis has stepped up big time.
While speaking among a group of state and local law enforcement agencies, DeSantis announced that he will be sending law enforcement resources to the southern border region to deal with what he called a “created crisis.”
“America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American,” DeSantis said.
“The Biden Administration ended policies implemented by President Trump that were curbing illegal immigration, securing our border, and keeping Americans safe. Governors Abbott and Ducey recently sent out a call for help to every state in the nation, needing additional law enforcement manpower and other resources to aid with border security,” he said.
“I’m proud to announce today that the state of Florida is answering the call. Florida has your back,” he declared.Advertisement
“If that border was under control, we would have less meth pouring into Florida communities and particularly in the northern part of the state,” DeSantis said.
“As Attorney General, I am dedicated to ending human trafficking, protecting our children from sexual predators, and fighting the opioid crisis now claiming 21 lives a day in our state, but President Biden is hurting, not helping us achieve these vital public safety goals,” said Attorney General Ashley Moody.
“The crisis the President created at our southern border makes all of us less safe, and I am proud to stand with Governor DeSantis as he tries to fix the President’s disaster at the border to protect Floridians,” Moody added.
Earlier this week, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced that Texas will build a border wall along the state’s boundary with Mexico rather than wait for the federal government to actually address the border crisis.
Abbott announced the news while discussing a slew of border initiatives, such as a $1 billion allocation for border security in the state budget lawmakers just passed and a plan to establish a Governor’s Task Force on Border and Homeland Security with public safety and state government officials.
“It will help all of us to work on ways to stem the flow of unlawful immigration and to stem the flow of illegal contraband,” Abbott said, while seated next to officials from the National Guard, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Texas Division of Emergency Management.
At the conference, Abbott also announced plans to increase arrests along the border — and increase space inside local jails.
“They don’t want to come across the state of Texas anymore because it’s not what they were expecting,” Abbott said before being met with applause from those at the conference. “It’s not the red carpet that the federal administration rolled out to them.”
“The border crisis is no laughing matter,” Abbott said. “This is something that also is not a tourism site for members of Congress to make an annual pilgrimage to and see the border, and then go back and do absolutely nothing at the federal government level to solve the crisis.”
This article first appeared at Conservative Brief.