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Ron DeSantis activates National Guard as migrants arrive in Florida

by Herb Scribner


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis activated the Florida National Guard Friday as hundreds of migrants have arrived in the Sunshine State.

Why it matters: The decision to deploy troops comes as DeSantis and other Republicans have waged battle after battle against the Biden administration over the president’s immigration policy.

Details: DeSantis, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, directed state law enforcement and state agencies to provide resources for local governments in response to the migrants arriving in the Florida Keys, his office said in a press release.

  • He also called on state agencies to provide “additional support toward efforts to prevent further migrant landings on Florida’s shores.”
  • The state will share airplanes and helicopters from the National Guard, as well as increase the marine patrol for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the governor said…

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