DEL RIO, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott met with Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, law enforcement, state and local officials to discuss border security Saturday afternoon in Del Rio.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, Adjutant General of Texas Tracy Norris, National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) President Brandon Judd, and Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez were also in attendance for the briefing at Del Rio International Airport.
The governor addressed “the vast influx in the smuggling of drugs, weapons and other contraband in the state,” his office said in a release. This comes after Gov. Abbott declared the state will invoke the Emergency Management Assistance Compact to help secure the border.
Florida Gov. DeSantis also deployed Florida law enforcement to assist in border security efforts, according to a release.
“The crisis at our southern border isn’t just a Texas issue; it’s a national security threat,” said Governor Abbott during the briefing. “...Our continued efforts to secure the border are made stronger by the support of states like Florida through our Emergency Management Assistance Compact, and I thank Governor DeSantis and the law enforcement officers from Florida for stepping up to support the Lone Star State.”
We’ll bring more updates to this article as they become available.