There’s no question that President Joe Biden has been lax in enforcing our nation’s border security laws, but recent reports indicate that his administration has also been providing transportation for newly arrived migrants to all parts of the country, including Florida.
Now, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is suggesting that his state might similarly provide buses for the newly arrived migrants, and instead “send them to Delaware,” President Biden’s home state, Fox News reported.
“I will send them to Delaware”
It’s but one of several potential solutions DeSantis and Florida officials are said to be considering in response to claims that the federal government is providing transportation to migrants.
During a Wednesday press conference, DeSantis referenced the “clandestine” flights carrying migrants that have been arriving in the middle of the night at Jacksonville’s airport.
“If they’re going to come here, you know, we’ll provide buses and…I will send them to Delaware,” the governor said, according to TheBlaze.
“If [Biden’s] not going to support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there,” DeSantis added. “So, we will do whatever we can in that regard. And we are absolutely going to do everything we can.”
Unannounced late-night flights
The Washington Examiner reported last week that, according to the governor’s office, at least 70 flights suspected to be carrying newly arrived illegal migrants have landed unannounced in Jacksonville, Florida, usually in the middle of the night.
There have been similar reports of similar flights carrying migrants to other cities around the nation, the Examiner noted.
“We’re going to do whatever we can”
According to Fox, Gov. DeSantis appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss the issue and some of what his state is considering to address it, particularly when it comes to the contracted companies operating the airplanes and buses used to transport migrants around the country.
“We’re looking at what we can do. I think that they use these private contractors. So what we’re looking at is how can we fight back against the contractors,” DeSantis told Carlson.
“We can obviously deny them state contracts, which we will do,” he added. “Can we deny them access to Florida’s market generally? Can we tax them? Can we do things to provide disincentives so they can’t do it? So we’re going to do whatever we can to do it.”
In the meantime, as the governor pointed out in his press conference, his state has already filed a federal lawsuit against the Biden administration over the alleged migrant flights arriving in Florida without any notice.