Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been a vocal critic of various Biden administration policies, particularly lax federal immigration laws.
In one recent remark on the topic, DeSantis went so far as to accuse President Joe Biden of essentially overseeing a “human smuggling operation.”
Border battle rages
According to the Daily Wire, the governor revealed last month that the White House had been flying undocumented immigrants into Florida under the cover of night.
It appears that this is one way the Biden administration has chosen to deal with overcrowded border facilities — and Florida is believed to be just one of several destinations for these clandestine flights.
DeSantis has taken multiple steps in an effort to combat this policy, particularly in light of evidence that one immigrant transported to Florida was subsequently accused of murder.
In a lawsuit against the Biden administration, DeSantis argued that the relocation of undocumented immigrants by the federal government is illegal. He also issued an executive order giving Florida law enforcement officers the ability to detain any vehicle within the state suspected of unlawfully transporting migrants.
Furthermore, the governor has hinted at a policy that would ship the undocumented immigrants north to Biden’s home state of Delaware.
“They’ve done over 70 flights”
In the context of that ongoing debate, DeSantis offered further criticism this week during a Fox News Channel appearance.
“So, the border is obviously a disaster and some people say, ‘Well, that’s a problem for Texas or Arizona,'” the governor told host Laura Ingraham. “Well, actually, the Biden administration puts people on planes and flies them into Florida in the wee hours of the morning. They’ve done over 70 flights in the last six months, dump people here.”
Referencing the accused murderer among those immigrants transported to his state, DeSantis lamented the “crimes that would not have happened but for Biden’s recklessness.”
Depicting the entire agenda as “a mass human smuggling operation,” he continued reiterated his intention to send those unwelcomed migrants to Delaware.
“We have $8 million in my new budget to be able to do that,” he said, noting that the state is also prepared to cut ties with contractors who help facilitate the Biden administration’s policies.