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April 13, 2023
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week wrote to the Biden administration, asking it to stop resettling illegal immigrants in the state of Florida — and to either deport them instead, or send them to a state that supports the “flouting of our immigration laws.”
DeSantis wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, objecting to what he sees as a lack of action by the administration in enforcing immigration law or to “protect Floridians from the continued release of dangerous criminal aliens.”
“I ask that DHS immediately cease any further resettlement of illegal aliens in Florida and that the aliens instead be removed from the United States or resettled in states that support the administration’s continued flouting of our immigration laws,” wrote DeSantis.
DeSantis Tweeted the following on August 28th: “@DHSgov is aiding and abetting a massive illegal migration across the southern border. This is impacting states and the nation, and represents a failure to faithfully execute the law.”
DeSantis went onto say “Floridians welcome responsible immigration that serves the interests of Florida and the American people, but we cannot abide the lawlessness that your department is aiding and abetting on the southwest border.”
The governor said in the letter 6,254 unaccompanied alien minors have been released in Florida. DeSantis also hit out at Biden for choosing not to fulfill his responsibility to enforce immigration laws that have been enacted by Congress. “It is beyond reasonable dispute that this administration’s lawless policies are incentivizing mass illegal immigration to our country,” he concluded in the letter.
“The states, not the federal government, bear the brunt of this administration’s lawless immigration policies. The states hold the police powers in our system of government and are responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of our people. By releasing illegal aliens, including unaccompanied minors, into the United States on such a massive scale, the federal government is saddling states and local governments with the resulting health, financial, economic, and public safety costs.”
ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: ORLANDO WEEKLY