Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed the illegal immigrant majority apprehended at the southern border said they were headed to Florida.
Previously, the Florida governor visited the southern border in Texas to observe the law enforcement assistance his state provided with the apprehensions.
In a press release, DeSantis said: “Florida law enforcement have assisted with the apprehension of more than 2,800 undocumented aliens in 23 days and aided in more than 100 criminal arrests for felonies including human trafficking, drug smuggling and stolen vehicles.”
DeSantis also said that they appreciate Texas for stepping up for issues the federal government won’t face. He added: “When Governor Abbott put out the call for help at the border, we immediately answered because we know that the success in Texas is America’s success. Of the individuals our law enforcement have apprehended at the border, more than 70% said they ultimately wanted to go to Florida. To solve this problem, we want to see successful border policies reinstated that President Biden irresponsibly removed. Until then, states are going to have to step up, and I am proud to dedicate Florida resources to help. In addition to our law enforcement officers, Florida National Guard will continue to serve at the border to support Texas National Guard until October 2022.”
Attorney General Ashley Moody said that she feels proud to support DeSantis. The governor provides “aid and solutions” in fighting the southern border crisis. Moody did not forget to claim that President Joe Biden created this crisis.
On Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced that 188,829 illegal aliens have crossed into the country in June 2021. This count is the most in any month in 21 years.
However, since Biden became president, over 1 million crossings to date have happened, per CBP data.