Florida sends a thousand soldiers to the border with Mexico

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The governor Ron DeSantis deployed National Guard agents, while a citizen caravan advances to express their rejection of migrants

The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, announced yesterday that he deployed a thousand military elements on the border between Mexico and Texas to contain migrants.

In a statement, the Republican leader detailed that the deployed agents belong to the Florida National Guard (FLNG) and the Florida State Guard (FSG). “Today (yesterday), Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida is deploying members of the Florida National Guard (FLNG) and members of the Florida State Guard (FSG) to help Texas in its efforts to stop the invasion on the southern border,” the DeSantis government said in a statement.

With this, the state responded to the call of the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, who asked the Republican leaders to send troops to the border with our country.

 “Florida is offering a battalion of National Guard members, approximately a thousand soldiers, to Texas, which will be deployed according to the needs of Texas,” he added.

These actions are added to the more than 90 agents of the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), who are currently deployed on the limits with our country.

The leader, who resigned from the presidential candidacy contest, openly offered support to Texas. “Additional police resources are waiting and ready to deploy as requested by state officials in Texas,” DeSantis added.

In December, more than 302,000 migrants were found trying to cross the border between Mexico and the United States, according to data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English). “The states have every right to defend their sovereignty and we are pleased to increase our support to Texas as the Lone Star state works to stop the invasion across the border,” DeSantis said.

“Our reinforcements will help Texas add additional barriers, including barbed wire along the border. We do not have a country if we do not have a border,” he assured. “This is not a new mission for us. For several years we have supported border security missions in Texas, including both federal and state deployments,” said Major General John D. Haas, adjutant general of the state of Florida.

Citizens protest against migrants

To this is added that yesterday, a caravan called Take Back Our Border (Let’s take back our border) advanced through the state of Texas. Its members held a rally in the town of Dripping Springs, in the center of the state. They carried flags of the United States and used a yellow cross as an emblem.

Source: Excelsior