Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blasted President Biden’s handling fo the immigration crisis after sending Florida law enforcement resources to Texas to assist with the local response to the surge in migrants.
“They’ve made over 2,000 apprehensions, over 100 felony arrests, and they say that almost 70% of everybody that they have interdicted said their ultimate destination was the state of Florida,” DeSantis said at a press conference. “If you think that having a wide-open border, 1,000 miles, however far it was away doesn’t affect here, you’re wrong.”
DeSantis argued the border crisis would “turn around very quickly” if Biden simply brought back the Trump-era policies he reversed by executive order shortly after taking office.
“If you have a huge percentage that are going to try to come to Florida, and I think Biden is paying for tickets on buses and flying folks around, that’s going to have a huge impact on community services, on education, on health care, it’s going to effect taxpayers to a huge, huge extent. The policy there needs to change,” DeSantis said.