DeSantis Sending More Personnel To Border As Biden Continues ‘Subsidizing Border Invasion’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has announced that he would be sending even more personnel to the Texas-Mexico border to help battle President Joe Biden’s border crisis.

DeSantis has already sent hundreds of National Guard members and law enforcement officers to the southern border over the last few years. During a press conference on Friday, the Republican governor revealed that he was sending 76 Florida Highway Patrol officers and 50 National Guardsmen to the southern border immediately to join their colleagues.

“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,” DeSantis explained.

“You’ve seen numbers that have been astronomical over these last three years. I know that what’s been happening in Texas has been effective. You’ve seen the numbers go down, and that’s really because you have Texas putting forth huge effort, and then all these other states coming by to help. So, so we want to be a part of that. We think this is an American issue, partially just because we should have a secure country. And then partially the effects of this border invasion go to all 50 states.”

Citing the massive increase in Chinese nationals, individuals on the terror watch list and unvetted military-aged males crossing the southern border from hostile countries, DeSantis warned that people with bad intentions are flocking to Biden’s wide-open border.

“I think the chances are that there’s some bad intentions there for some of these people. And it’s a huge, huge problem, especially when you look at all the problem countries in this world have had people come through the southern border,” he continued, noting that he believes a terror attack is imminent that will eventually be traced back to Biden’s border policies.

DeSantis went on to call out the Biden administration for funding NGO groups whose express purpose is to facilitate illegal immigration and ultimately exacerbate the border crisis.

“The federal government is funding that, a hundred percent they are, and it’s wrong,” he said. “Our grand jury that we did, for the immigration, which we did in Northwest Florida, one of their reports talked about the role that these NGOs do. These NGOs make a fortune because of illegal immigration. They bring people in, the federal government gives them money. What we did in Florida is we took action regarding their ability to interact with the state. The problem is they have this money coming from the feds. But I think you look at it, it’s not just like, ‘Oh, someone shows up and these [NGOs] are offering charity.’ They are intricately involved in orchestrating movements of people from foreign countries into this country illegally. That’s what those NGOs are doing. And I think they should be held accountable for that.”

“I definitely don’t think the federal government should take your tax dollars and fund that because they’re basically subsidizing the border invasion because folks know they’re coming and they’re going to be able to have this landing spot with these groups,” DeSantis added. “So our grand jury looked at it. There may be more that comes of that. There may be things we do in the future legislatively to be able to hold them accountable. But they, they have exercised absolutely a negative influence on this. They have facilitated more illegal immigration. They have not worked to combat illegal immigration at all. And there’s a variety of these NGOs, and this has become, like, a major cottage industry where there’s a lot of money at stake for this. And what you want, I mean, the bare minimum, what you want to do is you have laws, you don’t want to incentivize people to break laws.”