Florida Governor Ron DeSantis released his new budget proposal late last week, which includes a million-dollar demand to remove illegal immigrants from the state.
“In yesterday’s budget I put $ 8 million so that we could transport people here illegally out of the state of Florida,” DeSantis said at a press conference Friday. “It’s a little ironic, but it’s true, if you sent them to Delaware or Martha’s Vineyard or some of those places, that border would be secure the next day.”
“One of the priorities that we have been working on for many months now and will continue to work with the legislature upon its return is to deal with the fallout from the reckless border policies of the Biden administration,” he added.
The proposed program would be paid for with “interest accrued on federal funds,” according to the Miami Herald. As Pew Research reported, there were an estimated 775,000 illegal aliens residing in Florida in 2016, but under the Biden administration, illegal immigration across the southern border reached record levels, with these aliens pouring into them. Surrounding states. Almost 2 million illegal immigrants were apprehended by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the southern United States border during fiscal year 2021. However, these estimates do not hold up. not counting “escaped” migrants who escape detection by CBP officials.
The proposal is the Florida governor’s latest move to tackle the Biden administration’s flawed immigration policies. In September, DeSantis signed an executive order prohibiting all state agencies from facilitating the entry of illegal immigrants to Florida and requires the collection of information from state officials on the costs of illegal immigration. The order also came with a lawsuit filed by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody against the Biden administration, which challenges the federal government’s “capture and release” policy.
“Since President Biden took office – which is less than a year – the border patrol has freed nearly a quarter of a million illegal aliens in the United States,” DeSantis said. “This executive order makes it clear that Florida resources will not be used to support the failure of the open border program adopted by this administration.”
Moody echoed similar sentiments, saying the administration’s “blatant disregard for federal immigration law jeopardizes the safety and security” of Florida and the nation, “while costing taxpayers of Florida “.
“Biden’s lax border policy is an open invitation for dangerous criminals, human traffickers and drug traffickers to enter the United States – creating a southern border crisis like we have never seen before,” she declared. “The federal government cannot simply ignore federal laws because it does not agree with them politically. The Biden administration must implement the immigration policy required by federal law and we call on the court to take swift action to reduce the damage caused by Biden’s inaction.
Shawn Fleetwood is an intern at The Federalist and a student at the University of Mary Washington, where he plans to major in political science and major in journalism. He is also a state content writer for the Convention of States Action. Follow him on Twitter @ShawnFleetwood