Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will unveil his plan to secure the southern border in Texas, one of the most overwhelmed parts of the U.S-Mexico border.

DeSantis will introduce the policy in Eagle Pass, Texas, which has been a major hotspot of the ongoing crisis. This will serve as the first official rollout of his 2024 presidential campaign.

“Joe Biden’s open border policies have destroyed our sovereignty, and Ron DeSantis will not rest until it is restored,” said DeSantis campaign spokesman Andrew Romeo in a statement.

“He will stop the invasion and secure the border once and for all, and there will be no excuses,” he added.

DESANTIS ANNOUNCED NATIONWIDE COALITION OF 90 SHERIFFS TO PUSH BACK AGAINST BORDER CRISIS

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to Iowa voters in Des Moines on March 10, 2023.
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DeSantis has taken a strong stance against illegal immigration. During his tenure as governor, he has signed a comprehensive anti-illegal immigration bill. This bill mandates the use of E-Verify by employers, increases penalties for smuggling, and prohibits local jurisdictions from issuing IDs to undocumented immigrants.

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Additionally, DeSantis has transported illegal immigrants to “sanctuary” jurisdictions such as Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and California. This move aligns with the broader Republican effort to address the crisis. Recently, he deployed law enforcement, including National Guard troops, to the southern border in response to Texas’ request for assistance.

As a presidential candidate, DeSantis has pledged to close the border, declare a national emergency if elected, and resume border wall construction. Moreover, he aims to reverse Biden-era policies and reinstate the “Remain-in-Mexico” policy.

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“We are going to shut down the border. We are going to build a border wall, we’re going to end mass migration, and we are going to hold the Mexican drug cartels accountable,” he stated last month.

This policy rollout follows DeSantis’ announcement of a coalition of 90 sheriffs representing various states to combat the effects of the crisis. The coalition includes sheriffs from Florida, California, Colorado, South Dakota, Maryland, Illinois, New York, Arizona, and Oregon.

DeSantis also made a recent visit to the border where he engaged in a roundtable discussion with sheriffs from multiple states. Additionally, he received a confidential briefing from border sheriffs and prosecutors and toured the border, where the construction of the wall from the Trump era remains incomplete.

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Republicans have criticized the Biden administration for expanding “catch-and-release,” reversing Trump-era policies, and reducing interior enforcement, arguing that these actions have exacerbated the unprecedented crisis.

The administration contends that it is expanding legal pathways for migration while restoring an asylum process that was heavily impacted during the previous administration. It attributes the recent significant decrease in encounters at the border to the policies implemented after the expiration of Title 42 on May 11. However, there were still over 204,000 encounters with migrants in May.

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