Gov. DeSantis to send Florida State Guard, National Guard to US-Mexico border in Texas

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Members of the National Guard and Florida State Guard are preparing to head to the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.


Gov. Ron DeSantis is making the move to use Florida’s resources to help increase security at the border.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agents and The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and officers will be joining the efforts.

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“We want to stop this invasion once and for all,” DeSantis said during a news conference Thursday in Jacksonville.

The governor and Texas officials talked about facing challenges with over 150,000 undocumented immigrants since 2021, leading to thousands of human trafficking and smuggling charges.

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However, using state resources for this isn’t sitting well with some.

“He should be dealing with things in our state, not trying to score political points,” said Adriana Rivera with the Florida Immigrant Coalition.

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It’s still unclear exactly where these troops will be stationed.

Channel 9 is working to gather more information and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray,

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.





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