DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed an executive order activating the Florida National Guard to provide support to agencies in response to an influx of migrants coming ashore in the Florida Keys.
The governor’s office confirmed DeSantis signed Executive Order 23-03 in a news release issued Friday afternoon.
“I am activating the National Guard and directing state resources to help alleviate the strain on local resources,” said DeSantis in the release.
The release states Florida “will deploy air assets, including airplanes and helicopters from the Florida National Guard, and will bolster Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission marine patrol to support water interdictions and ensure the safety of migrants attempting to reach Florida through the Florida Straits.”
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