Florida governor Ron DeSantis is going after the Biden administration, filing a massive new lawsuit that looks to put an end to Biden’s reckless border policy which threatens to destroy the country.
The lawsuit filed on behalf of the state of Florida, claims that the “ideological” Biden White House is pursuing a “destructive and illegal” catch-and-release border policy that is leaving Florida’s citizens vulnerable.
Speaking alongside Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Tuesday afternoon in Fort Meyers, DeSantis labeled the Biden administration policy as a “total disaster.”
Under the Biden admin, the United States has encountered a record number of illegal aliens in recent months.
DeSantis specifically targeted the Biden administration’s unofficial “catch-and-release” policy, which allows captured illegal immigrants who claim asylum to remain in the United States until their claims can be heard in an immigration court — sometimes a matter of months.
The policy runs counter to the more effective Trump administration solution, which had prospective asylum seekers remaining in Mexico until their claims could be assessed.
Biden’s policy, DeSantis claims, has sent unscreened illegal immigrants into Florida – and it’s all part of the Democrats’ plan.
“I think this is intentional, I think this is ideological,” DeSantis said at the conference Tuesday. “They want a massive illegal migration into this country.”
“It’s very clear the open borders is the Biden Administration policy. They want a massive, illegal migration into this country,” DeSantis added. “They are farming out people all across communities across the United States, including here in Florida.”
“This is absolutely a crisis. It’s a crisis of the administration’s own making,” he said. “This continued release of folks on a very mass scale and unprecedented scale will saddle states and local governments with health, financial, economic, and public safety costs.”
The governor then pointed to the border numbers, suggesting that thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants are now inside the United States thanks to Biden’s plan.
On Tuesday, in addition to filing suit against the Biden administration, the Florida governor “also issued an executive order that prohibits all Florida agencies under his purview from facilitating illegal immigration into Florida, unless otherwise required by federal or state law, and requires the collection of information from state officials on the scope and costs of illegal immigration in Florida,” according to a local Miami NBC affiliate.
DeSantis’ actions closely follow a Haitian migrant crisis at the border, which saw more than 10,000 asylum seekers take refuge under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, waiting to encounter border patrol and be allowed into the United States.
The Biden administration expelled some of the Haitian migrants through Title 42, which allows the U.S. government to immediately deport any migrant over COVID-19 concerns, but upwards of 12,000 have reportedly been allowed to enter the country to await an immigration hearing.
The Florida governor has stood up to the Democrat president time and time again over the past several months and as a result has seen his popularity skyrocket within the Republican party.
Author: Michael Macy