DeSantis sending Florida National Guard to Texas border | 23 Feb 2024 | Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is sending in the Florida National Guard to aid in securing the Texas-Mexico border. DeSantis confirmed Friday the deployment of personnel from the state's National Guard to various locations in Texas to bolster efforts launched by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. "We have another round of personnel heading to the southern border today," DeSantis announced Friday. "This is part of a years-long effort for us to help do what the federal government has refused to do -- which is to actually defend this country's borders. You've seen numbers that have been astronomical over these last three years." The personnel sent to Texas will also include 76 Florida Highway Patrol troopers, who will be assisting border patrol efforts in San Antonio.

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