Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) recently unveiled a plan to fight back against the Biden administration’s continued use of flights to transport migrants into the Sunshine state. In response, DeSantis suggested that he would bus illegal migrants from Florida to Delaware, Biden’s home state, if the president continued to fund “clandestine” flights carrying illegal migrants into Florida.
“If they’re going to come here … we’ll provide buses, and … I will send them to Delaware,” DeSantis asserted during a midweek press conference.
The governor also blasted Biden’s general handling of the escalating immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, demonstrating especially strong ire towards the Biden administration’s secretive transportation of migrants via flights. DeSantis argued that the Biden has reported funded around 70 flights to carry illegal migrants into Florida and other states around the nation.
“There’s no notification to the state of Florida,” DeSantis remarked, adding that the flights are mainly done in the middle of the night in a “clandestine” manner, which means that the state really as “no say into it.”
“When we initially got wind of [the flights], it wasn’t through normal channels,” DeSantis continued, “it’s people in the federal government who are effectively leaking this to us so that we have a heads up.”
DeSantis reasoned that if Biden was uninterested in securing the nation’s border, then he should have no qualms about opening Delaware up to a massive influx of illegal migrants.
“If he’s not going to support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there,” DeSantis wryly remarked. The governor also added that he intends to do everything possible to fight back against the controversial flights.
DeSantis also rebuked the Biden administration for mulling reparations to illegal migrants while simultaneously inflicting “higher gas prices,” “higher grocery bills,” and other costs upon Americans, who are effectively told “to just grin and bear it.”
“Bu someone … comes illegally, and they’re going to cut him a check for hundreds of thousands of dollars,” DeSantis exclaimed in disbelief.
“That is just unbelievable,” the governor concluded, “but that’s what we’re dealing with.”