Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is supporting Texas and sending a strong message to the federal government to enforce public safety immigration law or let states defend their own borders.
Since President Joe Biden took office, more than six million illegal aliens have crossed the southern border, roughly the population of Iowa and Utah combined, according to the Republican AG.
Attorney General Moody said that even worse than turning a blind eye to the unprecedented invasion at the southern border, including record illegal immigration, a flood of deadly drugs, an influx of human trafficking, and increased encounters with members of the terror watchlist, the Biden Administration has actively made the crisis worse.
In just one month, Border Patrol agents acting on the Biden administration’s orders cut Texas’s border defense wires more than 20 times. In one case, Border Patrol even used a forklift to raise the wire and usher in more than 300 illegal aliens.
Since the Biden Administration has failed to do its job and secure the border, states have stepped up to protect their citizens. A federal district court found that Texas’s border defense wires reduced illegal border crossings by more than two-thirds. Those barriers protect not just Texans from millions of illegal border crossings, but Floridians and the rest of the nation.
“Texas is fighting for the sovereignty of their state and this nation,” Attorney General Ashley Moody said. “I, along with 25 other state attorneys general, am sending a message to Biden and Mayorkas: if you cannot bring yourselves to enforce the law, get out of the way so the states can.”
Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced that Florida is deploying members of the Florida National Guard (FLNG) and members of the Florida State Guard (FSG) will be deployed to assist Texas in its efforts to stop the invasion at the southern border. Florida Democrats blasted the Republican Governor, calling it a “border stunt.”
Attorney General Moody and a coalition of 26 other states demand that the Democratic Biden administration either enforce the laws that secure the southern border or allow states like Texas to stop the invasion themselves.
Attorney General Moody is joined by the attorney general of the following states in signing the letter: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. The Arizona State Legislature also joined the letter.
Read the full letter from Republican Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody here: