Ron DeSantis continues to threaten to send undocumented immigrants to Delaware
Ron DeSantis. Image via AP.

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The Governor shied away from questions about 2024 in this segment.

Gov. Ron DeSantis continued Monday to float ideas about where he might send undocumented immigrants if the federal government sent them to Florida.

The Governor made his threats on the “Ingraham Angle,” again asserting the state’s position that they should be sent to other places.

DeSantis is putting his money where his mouth is: his proposed budget includes an $8 million allocation for relocating the undocumented.

“Our view is that if they’re going to be dumping, we want to be able to facilitate transfer to places like Delaware. And so we have $8 million in my new budget to be able to do that,” DeSantis said.

This line about Delaware, the home state of President Joe Bidenhas been used before.

“If you sent (them) to Delaware or Martha’s Vineyard, that border would be secured the next day,” DeSantis said last week in Jacksonville when unveiling a series of proposals designed to address undocumented immigrants being transferred to Florida.

During the interview, DeSantis sounded as if the flights were still going on, even though he had said weeks back that the migrant flights had ceased.

“Well, actually the Biden administration puts people on planes and flies them into Florida in the wee hours of the morning,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis denounced contractors who may have been part of the flights last spring and summer, saying that Biden’s border policies were “effectively a human smuggling operation.”

Among the proposals DeSantis is advancing is a prohibition of state business with those contractors, as well as potential restitution for money made shipping these people.

DeSantis avoided taking some of Ingraham’s bait.

He sidestepped a question framing his policy push as motivated by 2024 concerns, and also redirected a question about a Washington Post op-ed accusing him of “paving his path to the White House on the backs of vulnerable immigrant children.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


24 comments

  • PeterH

    December 14, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Division and racism are weapons in today’s white Republican arsenal designed to win elections on the backs of black and brown people.

    Join us at the myriad of “never Trump” organizations to help us defeat Republican hate.

    • Impeach Biden

      December 14, 2021 at 5:43 am

      So how many do we take in Peter H? We simply can’t feed, clothe, provide housing, medical and educate whoever wants to come in. It’s an exodus from over 150 countries so far. The United States is crowded now. Look at the population of Florida. A majority of the people in this country want sovereign borders. Tour party wants a free for all. Let’s see how your candidates spin that one in 2022 and 2024.

      • PeterH

        December 14, 2021 at 1:18 pm

        Congress writes immigration laws ….. the Executive Branch follows the laws. Ask Congress to change the immigration laws! Biden is following the immigration laws endorsed and written by YOUR CONGRESSIONAL Representatives!

        If global warming severely impacts the USA with coast to coast drought and famine ….. you and your family may be immigrating to Canada or Mexico ….. if they want you.

        • Larry Curtiss

          December 22, 2021 at 8:29 am

          You sir are wrong about one thing. The Biden administration is breaking the law by allowing these illegals in. There is an immigration process and it does not include allowing people to just walk over the border. Educate yourself before making stupid comments.

          • PeterH

            December 22, 2021 at 8:37 am

            Biden is not allowing illegals in.

            🤡🚌🤡🚌🤡🚌🤡

          • zhombre

            December 22, 2021 at 8:53 am

            Is that so? So the great uptick in illegal entry into the US and the movement of these people to various locales in the country, what is that? A mirage? A fabrication? Sure, it is. Consult with your grifter pals at Lincoln Project for new tropes and talking points.

      • PeterH

        December 21, 2021 at 3:38 pm

        Hardly! The Lincoln Project with its 3,000,000 patriotic Americans will make sure Trumpistas will never again occupy the Oval Office.

        https://youtu.be/IP88_nLqdLM

    • David

      December 21, 2021 at 2:53 pm

      Might want to do a little research before your Shotgun Mouth Overloads Your BB Rear. Wasn’t it Democrats Harassing Joe Manchin trying to get him to vote for Bidens Plan through Intimidation? Yes, It Was. Get those facts written down so you don’t miss anything. Just FYI !!

      • zhombre

        December 21, 2021 at 3:29 pm

        PeterH gets his talking points from the Lincoln Project, for whom he serves as cheerleader and collaborator.

      • PeterH

        December 21, 2021 at 3:32 pm

        Your comment has ABSOLUTELY NO BEARING ON MY COMMENT.

        • zhombre

          December 22, 2021 at 8:50 am

          And your comments have ABSOLUTELY NO BEARING ON REALITY.

  • zhombre

    December 14, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Blah blah blah white Republican hate blah blah blah blah RACISTS! blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah same old same old tired tropes

  • tom palmer

    December 14, 2021 at 11:26 am

    It is really unclear from this shallowly reported article whether there was a real problem outside of the one inside the governor’s brain because we didn’t hear from anyone else.

    • Jim Mason

      December 20, 2021 at 12:19 pm

      I guess we’ll find out by the way Delaware responds eh?

      I mean, if it’s no problem, Delaware should be super excited about this.

      This is the perfect experiment to get the answer to your question.

  • alypne

    December 14, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    well written. thank you.

  • Doug

    December 14, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    They say people of color. White is a color . The law that’s on the books says no discrimination of any color but they throw Whites under the bus all the time. MLK was a leader Al and Jessie were his followers. Followers are never leaders but the stir the pot of hate. Over the last 60 years race was making progress but now it’s gone wrong direction. If your a criminal it doesn’t matter what color your are your a criminal. If you burn things to the ground your a criminal not a protester again color doesn’t matter. I don’t care what color your are quit wanting free stuff get off your butt and pull your own for all. Don’t like how your living change it yourself. Welfare is not a living and having kids on it is your privilege taxpayers pay welfare it’s to help those in a bad spot temporarily not to raise a family on. Color doesn’t matter pull your weight and quit wanting others to support you. MLK knew all races needed to blend in together his followers ran that off the tracks for Celebs status and profit. Read about him. Education is a must. China is number 1 America number 36 in math. Without math skills America is no more. Why lower the bar raise it that like saying people of color are stupid they aren’t just like all races they learn just need the free stuff and you owe me attitude removed. Wake up people or another World War will force you too. There are no cream puffs in China’s military, some in Washington DC are using the nuke Threat to deal with Russia well just a couple nukes back and forth ends the world nuke winter will kill what the nukes didn’t. Read, and learn. Climate Change we’ll do all you want and spend all you want but it won’t change . Climate started changing 41000 years ago as a earth cycle and the world is off its axis can’t change that. People were not around when TREX was alive and avg earth temp was 130 Degs and not around during ICE age and Chicago was under 3000 feet of Ice. Read and learn quit the hate stand on your owe. And help others of all colors

    • PeterH

      December 14, 2021 at 1:12 pm

      Biden is following the existing immigration laws. Congress is responsible for changing the existing laws. Where are Scott, Rubio and the dozen Republican Florida House members? DeSantis knows this and is deliberately blowing a racist dog whistle.

      • Ron Ogden

        December 14, 2021 at 5:58 pm

        Don’t you worry petey-h. The laws they will be a changin’ in about 12 months.

        • PeterH

          December 14, 2021 at 9:05 pm

          In 2017 Trump asked his Republican House and Republican Senate to rewrite our immigration laws. Republican Lindsey Graham formed a bipartisan committee and formulated a series in f comprehensive immigration reform laws. Trump rejected the bill and here we are. Republicans can’t get the job done. Expect NOTHING IN 12 MONTHS.

      • PAUL BARRESI

        December 14, 2021 at 8:05 pm

        Existing Laws don’t allow people to illegally enter our country. It is people like you who are driving the US into the bowels of hell.

  • PAUL BARRESI

    December 14, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Good. Send them ALL to Dover Delaware. They can cut that dumb ass Biden’s grass and Biden can kid my ASS.

  • Jack

    December 17, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Sure Peter… keep your eyes shut tight and keep following those Democrats and their advice. It’s already helped our country so much in the last year and a half with this new administration. We are doing so well😩…but yes close them tight and learn nothing that’s what they want. Maybe that will net you a few bucks in your check and give them all your sovereign rights this country was built on. Yeah we are moving in such a wonderful direction! Soon socialism will be the norm with people like you who follow these democratic idiots so blindly because of a worthless hatred for one person that it will be the downfall of the USA and all of our, I mean everyone’s FREEDOM…white black yellow red brown tan… ALL!!! Keep up the good work spread your hatred talk it’s so healthy and done so much good for this country of ours already!

  • tinsley

    December 19, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Send them to Rehobeth Delaware, send them to Martha’s Vineyard, send them to the Hamptons: let the biden’s, the obama’s, and their hollywood elite buddies each take a few families into their houses. Crisis over!

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