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Florida gov heeds call from Texas, Arizona for border help

Photo: Barbara Zandoval
Photo: Barbara Zandoval

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is castigating the Biden administration for what he called “a disaster and an emergency” at the nation’s border with Mexico.

On Wednesday, the Republican governor said he would send law enforcement to Texas and Arizona, whose Republican governors have appealed to other states for help.

DeSantis becomes the first governor to heed the call from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to send law enforcement officers to the border.

The Florida governor was scant on details, including when the personnel will head to the border — or how many.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter and fill-in host at WMFE.