DeSantis Activates National Guard To Handle ‘Influx’ Of Migrants In Florida

  • A day after federal officials removed hundreds of migrants who landed on a remote island west of the Florida Keys, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order to activate the Florida National Guard in response to the “alarming influx” of migrants.
  • The executive order dated Friday says the number of people attempting to come to the United States and interdictions in and near Florida “have risen to alarming levels not seen in decades,” citing the landings at Dry Tortugas National Park last weekend and a group of 45 migrants who landed Thursday in the Keys.
  • The order says more boats are on the way to Florida’s shores.
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