Gov. DeSantis accuses Joe Biden of breaking oath over Title 42 immigration policy
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More than 1.7 million migrants have been expelled from the county under Title 42.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is warning that the Joe Biden administration’s decision to end a pandemic-era border policy will lead to an explosion of immigrants entering the country illegally.

President Biden’s administration on Friday announced it would end Title 42, which allows officials to expel migrants without granting them a hearing before an immigration judge. DeSantis has repeatedly criticized Biden’s border policies, and the Republican Governor took the opportunity on Monday to hammer the President on another immigration front.

“Joe Biden’s reckless border policies have allowed more than two million foreigners to enter our country illegally via the southern border,” DeSantis said in a statement. “Revoking Title 42 authority will supercharge the already skyrocketing flow of illegal aliens, increasing drug, human, and sex trafficking. Biden is failing miserably to faithfully execute the law and is violating his oath of office.”

President Donald Trump‘s administration instituted the policy in March 2020, limiting immigration and asylum-seeking under a provision in federal health law. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1.7 million people have been expelled from the county under Title 42, including 438,000 so far in 2022.

Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri already have filed a suit to prevent the Biden administration from lifting the order.

DeSantis’ statement comes as Attorney General Ashley Moody announced Monday that Florida is leading Alabama and Georgia in a separate complaint over the Democratic President’s border policies. In her complaint, Moody argues the President is failing to perform the duties required by Congress by continuing to operate under unlawful immigration enforcement priorities.

“The Biden administration’s refusal to deport criminals here illegally after they complete their sentences makes us all less safe. Biden’s lax immigration policies are exacerbating the opioid crisis, facilitating human trafficking and further jeopardizing overall public safety,” Moody said in a statement. “As Attorney General, I will continue fighting these unlawful immigration policies until the President is forced to do his job and secure the southwest border.”

On Wednesday, DeSantis issued a statement after an immigrant who was in the country illegally was charged with killing a couple during Daytona Beach Bike Week. The statement marked the second accused murder committed by an immigrant that DeSantis has flagged in the last half year as he has lobbed attacks against Biden.

During this year’s Legislative Session, lawmakers passed legislation (SB 1808) at DeSantis’ request that would crack down on illegal immigration by allowing the state to cease business relations with contractors that help transport to Florida immigrants who are in the country illegally. The Legislature also allocated $12 million to move, to other states, immigrants the federal government relocates to Florida.

Renzo Downey

Renzo Downey covers state government for Florida Politics. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2019, Renzo began his reporting career in the Lone Star State, covering state government for the Austin American-Statesman. Shoot Renzo an email at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @RenzoDowney.


  • PeterH

    April 5, 2022 at 10:36 am

    Another political fake news ploy from our incompetent loser governor.

    DeSantis should be complaining to his dozen Florida representatives in Congress on why they wasted yet another opportunity to pass strict comprehensive immigration reform.

    Congress passes laws and the executive branch follows the laws created by Congress.

  • Rob

    April 5, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    Joe Biden is a compromise president. He is running a criminal enterprise posing as a political party. He should be removed from office. He is compromised to the Chinese and a threat to our nation. Hunter Biden goes to China with his father and leaves with a billion dollar loan. Now we understand why everything Biden touches turns to crap. The Chinese are calling the shots. We have the best governor in the Country. Keep up the good work Governor DeSantis. God bless America 🇺🇸

    • Sista of Perpetual Indulgence

      April 5, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Casey DeSantis Is that you hiding behind Rob’s avatar?

      Bless your tiny television host heart.

    • Even worse

      April 5, 2022 at 7:08 pm

      “The Chinese are calling the shots”

      If republicans are losing to China then god must be outsourcing them too lol

  • Border stopping name

    April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    That’s pretty funny from a guy with a name like like Ron de Santis lol

  • The people

    April 5, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Somewhere in another world

    An immigrant just took Ron deSantiz job as a wal mart greeter of 30 years

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