Ron DeSantis thinks states should enforce immigration policy if feds aren’t doing it ‘fully’

Utah AP DeSantis
'If someone comes across the river illegally into Texas, Texas should be able to send them back.'

Ron DeSantis is ready to “unleash the states” as “equal partners” in enforcing federal immigration law.

During an interview posted Saturday with on Glenn Beck’s podcast, the Florida Governor and 2024 presidential candidate said the idea that the states should wait for the federal government to enforce national law is “absurd.”

“If someone comes across the river illegally into Texas, Texas should be able to send them back. Why do we need to end up in this big process where people are going to court and all this other stuff? It’s absurd. So they should be able to do it,” DeSantis said.

The Governor, who has a degree from Harvard Law School, acknowledged potential legal conflicts may emerge from that state-level attempt to counter absurdity.

“I think that the reality is that if they did more, they would absolutely face the Department of Justice, and all this other stuff.”

“Now, I still still think they should do it. Don’t get me wrong,” DeSantis added. “But we will be an administration that’s going to work hand in hand with the states to be able to secure our country. They’re a force multiplier for the federal government.”

DeSantis doesn’t believe a state can violate federal policy legally, but he does assert a right to augment it if the state believes the feds aren’t doing enough.

“People say it’s the sole federal responsibility,” DeSantis added. “Yeah. A state can’t do something. Like if, if we have a strong border policy, a state can’t let people in illegally. Of course. But if we have a policy, and it’s not being enforced fully, why should the states not do it? They should absolutely be able to enforce the law and we’ll make that happen.”

DeSantis has vowed to render “cartel” members crossing the border “stone cold dead” and has suggested border crossers be treated like Al Qaeda. It’s unclear if state forces would have the right to execute illegal entrants under his policy scheme.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


17 comments

  • My Take

    September 23, 2023 at 10:18 am

    DeSScumtis is pretty good at braying something every day to get him in a headline.
    But the other news about him across the nation is that he’s failing . . . big time. Èxpressions as “dropping like a rock” and “pretty much everybody hates [him]”!! The latter a headline.

    • Julia

      September 23, 2023 at 12:58 pm

      To finish the assignment, all we want is a dependable smartphone, internet access, and a responsible person. regardless of age, educational attainment, current ys05 certification, or state of employment.
      .
      .
      Discover More————————————–>>> inspiringmorning1.blogspot.com

      • Rick Whitaker

        September 23, 2023 at 6:16 pm

        what are you selling? i keep asking, but you never answer.

        • Earl Pitts American

          September 23, 2023 at 6:49 pm

          Its online porn star recrutment there Rick. You may want to check with them to see if they are in the market for porn involving deminituave Johnsons prior to sending any initial money.
          FYI I got in on one of their large Johnson tier payment plans and yes I’ve made a lot of money but my Johnson is in a higher demand than I anticipated and their demand has been interfering with me, Earl Pitts American, being able to deliver my Truth, Justice, and The American Way political committments to our Great Nation. I may do a little work for them from time to time for fun but I really dont need all that “large Johnson tier money” they have been paying out.
          Thanks Rick I hope that helps, anyway send them some pics of your Johnson and they will get back to you if they need any deminituave Johnsons.
          EPA

          • Rick Whitaker

            September 24, 2023 at 3:14 pm

            why do you mention porn all the time, does that have something to do with the leg bracelet i heard you wear. your gutter humor (if you call that humor) is not funny and quite telling. please keep the perversion to yourself.

        • Silly Wabbit

          September 24, 2023 at 12:33 pm

          She huckster.

        • Silly Wabbit

          September 24, 2023 at 12:34 pm

          ‘bot, too.

          • Rick Whitaker

            September 24, 2023 at 3:16 pm

            you’re probably right, that is a bot, thanks

  • Earl Pitts American

    September 23, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Good mornting America,
    If “The Ronald” says it its 100% Truth, Justice, and The American Way.
    True word America,
    EPA

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 24, 2023 at 12:39 pm

      You kwazy.

  • Richard Russell

    September 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    Agree 110% Somebody gots to do it!

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 23, 2023 at 6:15 pm

      so you agree with any statement that is crazy talk. that makes you one of them. how does your trailer trash family stand you. i guess you pay the bills with your ssi nut check. i’d get away from you, being homeless would be better than listening to your hate talk 24/7 i pity your family.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 24, 2023 at 12:40 pm

      Wussel kwazy.

  • Rick Whitaker

    September 23, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    so desantistan can send arms to russia if they think ukraine is a threat. only a fascist would make statements like states doing what they want regardless of constitutional restraints. yeah ron, you go back to the glenn beck podcast and keep running your mouth with that crazy glenn beck style bs

  • waked up rite

    September 24, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Rona, quick hit the beaches and start building a sandcastle wall to keep us safe! Bonus, it might keep hurricanes out too! Please Rona! Please save us!! Please do wear those cute white rubber boots too!! Please!! Oh, can you please start Floriduh’s succession from the union?

  • My Take

    September 25, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    Yeah, just imagine some Texas dust-cowpoke auxillary-cop with a deer rifle acting as a DeSSgustus border sniper. Deciding from afar who is a drug smuggler. MAYBE a girl with a baby won’t be. But not many else.

Comments are closed.


#FlaPol

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Drew Dixon, Roseanne Dunkelberger, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Cole Pepper, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Drew Wilson, and Mike Wright.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704




Sign up for Sunburn


Categories


This is default text for notification bar