DeSantis sends more Florida troopers, National Guardsmen to US-Mexico border

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he is sending another round of personnel to the southern border on Friday.

The governor said 76 Florida Highway Patrol troopers and 50 National Guardsmen will head to the U.S.-Mexico border.

“This is part of a years-long effort for us to help do what the federal government has refused to dom which is to actually defend this country’s borders. You’ve seen numbers that have been astronomical over these last three years. I know that what has been happening in Texas has been effective. You’ve seen the numbers go down and that’s really because you have Texas putting forth huge effort and then all these other states coming by to help. So we want to be a part of that.,” DeSantis said. “We think that this is an American issue partially just because we should have a secure country and then partially the effects of this border invasion go to all 50 states.”

Earlier this month, DeSantis announced that 1,000 Florida National Guard members and the Florida State Guard would be deployed to the border.

DeSantis previously said the Guardsmen would help Texas “fortify” the border by strengthening the barricade and adding barriers.

“We’re going to continue to be in this fight until the problem is solved,” DeSantis said.

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