DeSantis Visits Southern Border with Texas Governor to Showcase States Stepping in Where Feds Are Failing to Act Decisively

Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is making big moves on the national scene. DeSantis has been doubling down more and more without saying the words outright, that he is becoming a Trump surrogate. Even if he doesn’t run in 2024, and Donald Trump does, DeSantis is making his name nationally. Many on the left try to use association with Trump to hurt people politically.

This doesn’t worry DeSantis though, as he is extremely well-loved in Florida and beyond, and has made a name for himself that transcends party. This doesn’t mean that he is perfect politically in our view, but it can’t be denied that his popularity is rising.

Although the same can’t be said for Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, Abbott has maintained favor with former President Trump anyway, despite drawing several Republican primary opponents for his upcoming Gubernatorial re-election run in Texas. DeSantis has decided to meet with him at the southern Texas border, where Florida is assisting with the Biden Border crisis of illegal immigration surging in border states.

This is leading to illegal immigrants being relocated by the Biden administration to other states as well, making every state a border state by default. Nonetheless, Texas is the front line so to speak, and DeSantis is showing up. Yesterday he communicated with Americans via social media regarding his latest efforts:

“Today, I join Gov @GregAbbott_TX with leaders from Texas & Florida to send a clear message to Washington — our states will enforce the law while the Biden Administration neglects its duty. Law enforcement from across the country are ready and willing to help secure our border.”

“The disaster at our border is a direct result of the Biden Administration ending Trump border policies that curbed illegal immigration, the influx of drugs, and human smuggling.”

“When @GovAbbott sent out a call for help to secure our southern border, Florida answered. Today, more than 50 officers from Florida state law enforcement are deployed in Texas, fighting human smuggling and drug trafficking at the border.”

“In just 23 days, more than 50 Florida state law enforcement have helped apprehend more than 2,800 illegal aliens and assisted with more than 100 criminal arrests for felonies ranging from human smuggling to drug trafficking.”

We will see how these actions manifest with the parties in the upcoming 2022 and 2024 elections. Meanwhile, the topic of immigration as a hot-button issue is not going away, and political candidates with the most winning messages will be the ones who win elections going forward in our view.

Fox 10 reported some:

Both governors say the blame falls on the Biden administration for the number of migrants crossing the border, emphasizing that they believe the previous administration’s stance on immigration was more effective. 

“Your success is really America’s success. We need this to work. Obviously, we’d like to see the old policies of the previous administration simply put back in,” said DeSantis.

“Those policies were abandoned by the Biden administration and in their place, the Biden administration has imposed open border policies, that has led to this incredible influx of people who have come across the border,” added Abbott.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, Adjutant General of Texas Tracy Norris, National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) President Brandon Judd, and Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez were also in attendance.