Sheriff  Snyder  will  send  deputies  to  Mexican Border

Sheriff  Snyder  will  send  deputies  to  Mexican Border

Sheriff William Snyder said he’s set to send deputies to the Mexican border heeding a call from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

He said he agreed after receiving a call from the governor’s deputy chief of staff Tuesday.

“She asked me if the governor sent enforcement to the southern border states of Texas and Arizona at their request, and he asked us to go, would I agree, and I said yes,” Snyder said. “So, that’s where it stands.”

Deputies are set to join a coalition of at least seven other Florida law enforcement agencies sending officers to Texas and Arizona to patrol the Mexican border.

Sheriffs from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Lee, Bay and Brevard counties have agreed to join together and go to the border, DeSantis said at a Wednesday news conference in Pensacola.

Snyder plans to send his deputies as well, but had little to no details on when he would send them and how many would be deployed.

DeSantis announced he would deploy Florida officers to the border after the governors of Arizona and Texas asked 48 states to send additional law enforcement aid to apprehend people entering the United States illegally.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbot sent out a joint letter claiming the Biden administration has failed to secure the Mexican border.




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