In response to whether or not the sunshine state had been asked to send National Guards to the Mexican border to patrol, Florida Governor Rick Scott said that Florida had not been asked for such matter.
He explained that “We understand the president wants border security, and we all agree we need border security. But we also need an immigration policy that we all understand, where we get the great people who want to come and live the dream in this country coming here.”
Governor Scott added that “As far as I know, we’ve not been asked about whether our troops would go. We get deployed about four to five times a year. Most of it’s outside the country.”
He also commented on what his thoughts were concerning immigration and the issues being expressed in the political arena, and he detailed that “When you think about it, this state’s a big melting pot. We have, I think, 250 languages spoken in the state. I mean we’re a great melting pot. We need to have a federal policy that actually works.”
This all comes after President Donald Trump signed a proclamation asking for the deployment of the National Guard to head for the U.S.-Mexico border to try to combat the issue of illegal immigration. He estimated that 2,000 to 4,000 troops would be mobilized.