Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has said he is “standing in the way” of the Joe Biden administration on any number of issues, drew yet another line in the sand Thursday.
DeSantis fired off a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, excoriating Biden’s relaxed immigration policy, one that has seen an upswing in border crossings of people from all over the world.
“President Biden, Vice President (Kamala) Harris, and their administration have refused to fulfill their responsibility to enforce immigration laws enacted by Congress and the resulting influx of unvetted illegal aliens endangers our national security and undermines the socioeconomic wellbeing of hardworking American citizens,” DeSantis said Thursday. “Unfortunately, even though the federal government is responsible for immigration enforcement, it is the states who bear the brunt of this administration’s reckless immigration policies.“
“I have been to the border and I observed firsthand the chaos that this administration’s policies have created. To fill the void left by the federal government, Florida deployed its own law enforcement officers to the border, and they’ve (been) told that many of the illegal aliens apprehended there plan to end up in Florida. Floridians welcome responsible immigration that serves the interests of our citizens, but we cannot abide the lawlessness that this administration is aiding and abetting, and frankly encouraging, on the southwest border,” DeSantis asserted, in a statement from the Governor’s Office accompanying the five-page letter.
The letter urges that undocumented immigrants be resettled in states “flouting” immigration laws, and makes a litany of demands on DHS.
The Governor wants to know how many undocumented immigrants settled in Florida since the beginning of the Biden administration, as well as contact information, their coronavirus status at the time of interaction with authorities, and future information, such as the anticipated time of arrival for future immigrants headed to the state.
DeSantis notably dispatched state forces and resources to the Texas/Mexican border earlier this year.
The Governor visited Texas in July, weeks after sending a team of state law enforcement officers to the U.S.-Mexico border. Those uniformed forces found 70% of immigrants they stopped hoped to eventually reach Florida.
DeSantis blamed the “influx” of migrants on Biden’s reversal of former President Donald Trump‘s immigration policies.
“When someone comes pouring across, what they do is they hand them over to the feds, and the feds just released them,” DeSantis said. “They’re releasing huge amounts of people into the country.”
The Governor has noted that the Supreme Court takes issue with Biden’s border policy.
SCOTUS handed down yet another blow to the Biden Administration’s reckless border policies. Reinstating the Remain in Mexico policy that Biden unlawfully rescinded will protect our communities and slow the influx of illegal aliens and illicit drugs at the southern border.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 25, 2021
Florida Politics’ Capitol Correspondent Renzo Downey contributed to this post.
August 26, 2021 at 12:57 pm
From a bird’s eye view what one sees is invasion by the New World Fascist Order called infusion of malcontents as deadly as any van by psycho Fauci. The object is to kill Nationalism, Raise world fascism. The Nazi underground has allied with the sodomitical Jesuit order. This is a v.Rey powerful group in control of the international banking cartel. Money printers control the power. Manipulation of events and narratives their goal. Down with INDEPENDENCE of individual Countries. Fascists hate American independence and are dismantling it. Their power lies in counterfeiting money and stealing power of the common man through IRS operations. The mountain strongholds of Colorado and WV have been weakened through targeted drug hooking. The goal now is to weaken Florida and Texas, either of which will put the final nail in the Constitution. The common man must run for Congress or die. The fascist will steal everything you have and hold dear.
August 27, 2021 at 5:33 pm
Hey FatMatt, if your post is supposed to be sarcastic then, in my eyes, you failed. I don’t see the humor. If you are serious you have apparent issues with reality. For starters, a fascist by definition is a nationalist. Fascists are, in fact, ultra-nationalist. Look up the word. The rest of your post is pure insanity.
August 28, 2021 at 12:57 pm
Ron DeSantis is lying no one has come to Florida he’s full of shit don’t know how to do his job now trying to tell lies on Biden Ron is a moron he needs to be impeached put his ass in a nut house he is crazy nut job must go vote blue in 2022 Ron not getting my vote this time
A true patriot
August 29, 2021 at 8:36 am
Seriously? have you looked at the destruction and dead military officers in the short time Biden has been in office? Are you completely blind or just plain stupid. For your information there are many many who have traveled and currently reside currently Florida check your ignorance it is showing 10 fold.
August 28, 2021 at 2:33 pm
I believe the governor of Florida is telling the truth and if you don’t know that then you’re an idiot and so is Biden Biden is the worst president that we’ve ever had he’s a typical politician who constantly lies and just says what the people are telling him to say the people in control and he’s the politician he has been for a long time and politicians lie the border is bringing all kinds of people in illegals. They want kids and people to wear a mask and show cards of vaccinations and yet we’re taking people from all over the world into this country they could have covid are they going to give them shots two shots and then a booster after that are they going to wear a mask they’re shipping them to many states they want to take us down they want control and that’s what it’s all about so when you finally wake up all these people the woke the woke is waking up the Dead that’s what they are waking up evil . America is the best country in the world we have to wake up get rid of these bad politicians that are promoting evil pitting races against each other saying things that are terrible there’s more problems now between blacks and whites because what they’re pushing they’re pushing evil separation that’s one way to take down the country so I guess if you want to we need to go back to God and believe in America the land of the free from sea to shining sea and if we don’t wake up this country will go down and be like all those third world countries and all those Maniacs that run their country with total chaos all the time their never happy never satisfied and all they do is kill and make violence when they don’t get their way
A true patriot
August 29, 2021 at 8:44 am
You are absolutely right.. the ignorant post on here praising the evil Biden as well as his entire administration while throwing DeSantis under the bus seriously need a reality check. Thank you for posting the truth which needs to be told and heard loud and clear for the ignorant.
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