Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will visit Eagle Pass as part of his “Great American Comeback” presidential campaign tour next week.

DeSantis has repeatedly condemned the Biden administration for abdicating its responsibility to secure the border, leaving Florida and other states to step up.

In support of Operation Lone Star, DeSantis sent 800 National Guard troops to the border—the most any governor has sent for Texas aid—in response to Gov. Greg Abbott’s letter requesting increased resources and personnel after the expiration of Title 42.

Title 42, which expired in May, allowed customs officials to send illegal aliens back across the border expediently if they came from “COVID-19 impacted” areas.

The Eagle Pass event follows a trip to Cochise County, Arizona, one of the country’s hottest spots for drug trafficking on the southern border.

While in Cochise County, DeSantis cited the success of the new Florida strike force that has been essential in capturing criminals engaging in drug smuggling and human trafficking. He is expected to continue addressing the border crisis as he has in previous campaign visits to Midland and Houston.

DeSantis will speak at the Eagle Pass VFW post on Monday, June 26 at 9:00 a.m.

Valerie Muñoz

Valerie Muñoz is a native South Texan and student at Texas A&M University, where she studies journalism. She is passionate about delivering clear and comprehensive news to Texans.