Some governors talk a big game. Some only nip around the edges of the problem. Some make the problem even worse. But Florida Republican Ron DeSantis is actually doing something positive about the illegal alien issue, he’s removing them from his state. Let’s hope other governors notice and follow his lead.
FNC: “Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing a program to contract with private companies to transport and remove illegal immigrants from the state.
Biden’s Department of Homeland Security confirmed that it expects more than 2 million illegal immigrants to cross the border by the end of this year and Biden has faced intense scrutiny from Republicans on his handling of the border.”
The failure to secure our nation’s border is affecting communities across our state & nation. Today, I outlined additional proposals for consideration in the next legislative session that will protect Florida from the Biden Admin's reckless border policies https://t.co/1yRVgUtoym pic.twitter.com/8KZkxNfUcb
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) December 10, 2021
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“In yesterday’s budget, I put in $8 million for us to be able to transport people here illegally out of the state of Florida,” DeSantis said at a Friday press conference. “It’s somewhat tongue in cheek, but it is true, if you sent them to Delaware or Martha’s Vineyard or some of these places, that border would be secure the next day.”
“One of the priorities that we’ve been working on for many months now, and we’ll continue to work with the legislature when they get back is dealing with the fallout from the reckless border policies of the Biden administration,” DeSantis said. “We have a responsibility to stand up for the rule of law,” DeSantis said.
He further detailed the issue. “Any of these contractors [who] are facilitating Biden’s illegal policies by bringing people in the Florida – oftentimes flying in at two o’clock in the morning with no notice to the state – anyone who’s doing that forfeits the ability to have contracts with state and local government in the state of Florida. And they’re going to be responsible for providing restitution to the state of Florida for every single person [whom] they bring.
“Because when they dump somebody, a lot of costs end up being borne by the state in the future, whether that’s education, health care, whether that’s the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, we had somebody brought from Biden [who] murdered somebody in Jacksonville just a few weeks ago. And so we’re very concerned about doing that, and we want to basically say this is not the right decision to be making to be facilitating…basically an illegal human smuggling operation.
“We’re also saying to some of the institutions in Florida, like nonprofits, ‘We’re not going to be giving license to folks who are actively helping Biden do this.’ And so we want people focusing on our own citizens. A lot of people do a lot of great work. We’ve got a lot of people in our state [who] need help and we can’t just have people who are from foreign countries displacing the needs of our own people.
“The federal government’s got a lot of authority on immigration. But if they’re not doing their job, if they’re forfeiting their responsibilities, I just don’t think states should be in a position where we’re helpless and we can’t do anything. So we anticipate conflict, but you can’t just run away from that and say you’re not going to do anything.”