DeSantis reestablished the Florida State Guard, a civilian emergency response force under his control, in 2022 and will deploy troops in an effort to “stop the invasion” at the U.S.-Mexico border. He’ll also send up to a battalion, as many as 1,000 Florida National Guard soldiers, to the southern border.
These deployments come as Texas is fighting the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the Biden administration, telling agents to remove concertina wire installed along the Rio Grande. Abbott has told the Texas National Guard to hold the line, while Republican lawmakers expressed their solidarity.
“We have stepped up probably more than any other state and were proud to do