Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Florida will be sending up to 1,000 members of the Florida National Guard and Florida State Guard

Florida will be sending up to 1,000 members of the Florida National Guard and Florida State Guard to Texas to assist with the southern border, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday.

DeSantis said the guard members will be deployed based on Texas’ needs as the state deals with a wave of illegaI immigration.

We need to stop this invasion of the southern border once and for all, DeSantis said at a news conference in Jacksonville Thursday. The guard members will join the more than 90 officers from the Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that are currentIy deployed to the border.