Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled his border policy proposals for his presidential campaign during an event in Eagle Pass, highlighting the need to secure the border, build a wall, and stop the invasion.

DeSantis said he would “use force to repel” criminal illegal aliens attempting to enter the U.S. and promised not to entertain asylum claims from those who passed through multiple other countries on their way to claim “asylum” at the southwest border.

“The state of Texas has a right to declare an invasion,” added DeSantis. “When I’m president, your state, people here, will be able to deport across the border, 100 percent. But I think they should be doing that right now.”

State Republican Executive Committeewoman Kelly Perry, who chairs the GOP legislative priorities subcommittee on border security, told Texas Scorecard that DeSantis’ record is impressive:

As a governor, this man has done everything within his power to stop the flow of illegals into his state and defend the rule of law.

“We have to re-establish the rule of law in this country,” DeSantis told the crowd.

Indeed, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered more than 200,000 illegal aliens at the southwest border during the month of May—including thousands processed through the new CBP One phone application.

Todd Bensman, senior fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, recently dug into the data CBP presented and said, “If we add the 80,000 presumed CBP-One recipients who enter through ports each month to the number caught in the brush—169,244, for instance, that Border Patrol caught in the brush in May—the total comes out to a projected rate of about 250,000 in a month.”

“That falls in the historic and stratospheric territory of the Biden border crisis,” added Bensman.

Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to tout his busing scheme, which recently sent its 500th bus of illegal aliens further into the country.

For nearly a year, Texans have been calling on Abbott to assume the powers present in the invasion clauses of the U.S. and Texas constitutions, which have been clearly laid out in a step-by-step plan, and secure the state from the ongoing invasion at the Texas-Mexico border.

Texas Scorecard has premiered Exposed: Border Invasion, the highly acclaimed podcast series’ fifth season, where you can learn more about what’s happening on the border and why.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.