Gov. DeSantis to join Gov. Abbott at border press conference in Texas

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will be joining Texas Gov. Greg Abbott along the southern border this weekend for a security briefing. 

The meeting, announced in a press release from Abbott’s office, will take place on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. in Del Rio, Texas and will provide an update from state and local officials about the ongoing surge of illegal immigrants into the state. 

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Also expected at the meeting are Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, and several other officials.

DeSantis, a vocal supporter of tighter immigration laws, announced last month that he would be sending law enforcement officials from his state to the Texas border with Mexico to help with Abbott’s efforts. 

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At the time, the Florida governor was not exact about on who would be funding that process.

“Typically, if someone would help us, you know, we would pick up some of their funding, and so that is how we would hope that it goes,” DeSantis said. “But we do not anticipate getting any federal funds.”

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