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On Wednesday, a Federal Judge sided with Florida Governor Ron De Santis and Attorney General Ashley Moody and proceeded to blast President Joe Biden for his immigration policies.
U.S. District Judge T. Kent Wetherell ordered federal immigration authorities to overhaul one central policy that he said is not conducive with federal law. He also hit out at the Biden administration for creating an “unsustainable” situation at the US-Mexico border.
“For the most part, the court finds in favor of Florida because, as detailed below, the evidence establishes that defendants have effectively turned the Southwest border into a meaningless line in the sand and little more than a speed bump for aliens flooding into the country,” Wetherell said in his ruling.
Wetherell went on to say that the immigration policies put in place by the Biden administration were “akin to posting a flashing ‘Come In, We’re Open’ sign on the southern border. The unprecedented ‘surge’ of aliens that started arriving at the Southwest Border almost immediately after President Biden took office and that has continued unabated over the past two years was a predictable consequence of these actions.”
Moody, whose office first filed the lawsuit against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and several other federal figures in March of last year, praised the judge for his ruling.
“Today’s ruling affirms what we have known all along, President Biden is responsible for the border crisis and his unlawful immigration policies make this country less safe,” Moody said in a statement. “A federal judge is now ordering Biden to follow the law, and his administration should immediately begin securing the border to protect the American people.”
Jeremy Redfern, who is the deputy press secretary for DeSantis, said in an email that “Judge Wetherell vindicated the governor’s actions and ruled that the Biden Administration is breaking federal immigration law by failing to fulfill the duties of his office and secure the nation’s border.”
The ruling comes as reports have surfaced that the Biden administration has considered opening dormant detention facilities to house migrant families.
ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: LUKE MOCHERMAN
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