Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that if President Joe Biden didn’t get his act together and secure the southern border he was prepared to send illegal migrants to Delaware.
Governor Ron Desantis proposes bussing illegal immigrants, brought to Florida, up to Delaware. "I will send them to Delaware and do that. If he's (President Biden) not going to support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there." pic.twitter.com/V8WuoUTGD4
— CBS4 News Gainesville (@mycbs4) November 10, 2021
DeSantis was answering a question about the secret “migrant flights” transporting illegal migrants to Florida from areas near the southern border. In an interview on Oct. 19 White House press secretary Jen Psaki flippantly said that it should be “no surprise” to Americans that the Biden administration is flying illegal migrants to Florida and New York from the southern border.
“If they’re going to come here, we’ll provide buses. I will send them to Delaware and do that. If he’s not going to support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis issued an executive order in September that prohibited Florida state agencies from assisting the Biden administration in transporting illegal immigrants. DeSantis also vowed to sue the Biden administration for its “catch and release” program.
“The Biden Administration refuses to abide by the immigration laws of our country, and states bear the brunt of the federal government’s failures,” DeSantis’ office said in a statement. “Governor DeSantis is committed to filling that void of leadership and doing everything in his power to protect Floridians.”
“Of course, it would be ideal if the federal government would do its job and use the resources at their disposal to enforce federal law, but since that’s not happening, the state has to step up wherever possible to mitigate the impact of the Biden Border Crisis,” the statement reads.
“If that means sending illegal aliens to Delaware, or even Martha’s Vineyard, so be it. Since Biden believes the open border free for all is good for our country, I’m sure he won’t object,” DeSantis’ office said.