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Abbott hosts Florida's Gov. DeSantis for border security briefing in Texas

The Florida governor recently sent law enforcement to Texas to assist in border security efforts.

DEL RIO, Texas — On Saturday, Florida's Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled to Del Rio for a border security briefing with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

The governors were joined by both state and local officials, as well as law enforcement. 

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 slated to attend.

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The briefing comes after Gov. Abbott declared that Texas will invoke the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, which requested immediate assistance to mitigate what the governor is calling a surge in illegal migrants at the Texas-Mexico border. In response, Gov. DeSantis sent Florida law enforcement to Texas to assist in border security efforts.

The briefing took place at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the Del Rio International Airport.

Former President Donald Trump recently joined Gov. Abbott in the Rio Grande Valley for a tour of the unfinished border wall on June 30.

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