Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that he had authorized the dispatch of police to the US-Mexico border in Arizona and Texas, following a request from these states.
DeSantis, a Republican, said Florida is the first state to respond to a letter from governments. Greg Abbott and Doug Ducey, both Republicans, who have asked all other states for help to control the border. An indirect accusation against the Federal government, which would be responsible for defending the borders, but which is objectively doing nothing.
"We are here today because we have problems in Florida that are not internal to Florida, which we have been forced to face for many years, but especially in the past six months, due to the Biden administration's failure to secure our southern border," he said DeSantis during an event Wednesday. "And, in fact, really do something constructive about what is happening on the southern border."
Although DeSantis did not elaborate on the nature of the police deployment, he said there will be "more information on the contours of mutual assistance" in the future. "I'm sure in every one of these sheriff's departments, there are deputies pawing to be able to help," he added.
“I think there are a lot of people like, 'Dude, I wish I could do something to help.' Well, they have the opportunity to do it. I think you'll see a lot of hands go up saying, "Hey, send me, I want to be helpful," the Republican governor added.
DeSantis also used the press conference to criticize the Biden administration's immigration policies, saying that President Joe Biden canceled a series of successful Trump-era mandates designed to curb illegal immigration.
Abbott and Ducey, in their letter asking for help, highlighted how this request was aimed at saving problems and costs for other states as well:
"With your help, we can better stop these state and federal crime perpetrators before they cause trouble in your state," the two governors wrote.
Data released this week by Customs and Border Protection shows officers arrested an estimated 180,000 people who entered the United States illegally in May, which is the highest figure recorded in about two years. More than 112,000 of these illegal immigrants were deported under the Title 42 health provision, which was cleared via an emergency declaration last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the flow seems unstoppable, also due to the attraction effect exerted by Biden.
This is a machine translation of a post published on Scenari Economici at the URL https://scenarieconomici.it/la-florida-manda-la-guardia-nazionale-al-confine-di-texas-ed-arizona-contro-limmigrazione-intanto-biden-dorme/ on Sat, 19 Jun 2021 06:00:06 +0000.