Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Joins Gov. Ron DeSantis in Providing Support to Texas and Arizona Amid Border Crisis
By Sheriff Wayne Ivey // June 18, 2021
OVER 180,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CAUGHT ATTEMPTING ENTRY ALONG THE SOUTHWEST BORDER IN MAY
ABOVE VIDEO: I was extremely proud to speak and stand with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and other Sheriff’s across the state of Florida yesterday, as Gov. DeSantis announced that Florida Law Enforcement Officers will answer a call for help from Texas Governor Abbott and Arizona Governor Ducey in combating the crisis at the border. (WPBF 25 News Video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I was extremely proud to speak and stand with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and other Sheriff’s across the state of Florida yesterday, as Gov. DeSantis announced that Florida Law Enforcement Officers will answer a call for help from Texas Governor Abbott and Arizona Governor Ducey in combating the crisis at the border.
Earlier in the week, Governors Abbott and Ducey collectively requested that Governors across the country send law enforcement resources to help their respective states in securing the border, as the current administration in Washington DC is doing absolutely zero to stop the massive impact of illegal immigration that is taking place.
As part of the announcement, Governor DeSantis asked me to address the importance of border security, why our nation’s border is currently being overrun, and how failing to secure our borders has a direct impact on communities across the country.
As everyone is well aware, the impacts of illegal immigration don’t stop at the border, they filter into every community in every state. In the past 6 months, our country has not only experienced significant increases of illegal crossings at the border, but we have also seen significant increases in victims of human trafficking and smuggling of fentanyl and meth.
As you will hear during the attached video of yesterday’s press conference our agency and other agencies across the entire state are committed to assisting in any capacity our Governor needs, to assist Texas and Arizona.
This concept is no different than law enforcement agencies from across the country who have sent resources in past years to aid Florida communities in the aftermath of significant storms and hurricanes.
Let there be no doubt, Texas and Arizona are facing a significant storm and our Florida state and local law enforcement agencies stand ready to respond to protect Americans.
I think it’s important to understand that we can either go fight this battle at the border where Washington should be fighting it, or we can fight it right here in our own backyards where it should never have made it. While we shouldn’t have to be fighting this battle, for the sake of our citizens and their safety I’m sure glad that we are.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey