Ron DeSantis Tells Biden: Stop Sending Illegal Aliens to Florida
'I ask that DHS immediately cease any further resettlement of illegal aliens'
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has demanded the Biden administration stops "sending dangerous criminal aliens” to communities in his state.
In a letter addressed to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, DeSantis scolded the Biden admin official for the “flouting of our immigration laws.”
DeSantis wrote in the letter:
“While Floridians are working to ensure that criminal aliens are not released back into our communities, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appears to be hard at work resettling ever larger numbers of illegal aliens who have no lawful status under federal immigration law from the southwest border to Florida."
“I ask that DHS immediately cease any further resettlement of illegal aliens in Florida and that the aliens instead be removed from the United States or resettled in states that support the administration’s continued flouting of our immigration laws,” DeSantis wrote.
“The Constitution charges the president with the duty to faithfully execute the laws, and with respect to immigration enforcement, the federal government, with the Supreme Court’s blessing, has assumed near-exclusive responsibility,” DeSantis wrote.
“Unfortunately, President Biden and this administration refuse to fulfill their responsibility to enforce immigration laws enacted by Congress.”
“It is clear that the crisis at the border is entirely of this administration’s own making."
“Floridians welcome responsible immigration that serves the interests of Florida and the American people, but we cannot abide the lawlessness that your department is aiding and abetting on the southwest border,” DeSantis added.
Earlier this year, Neon Nettle reported that American voters believe Biden is to blame for the migrant crisis at the border, and not President Donald Trump.
Drone Footage of Migrants Exposes Biden's 'Absolute Catastrophe' at the Border— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) August 2, 2021
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According to the May 9-10 survey of 1,000 likely voters by Rasmussen Reports, a ratio of five to four Americans say Biden is to blame for the migration crisis.
The response comes despite the White House’s desperate effort to shift blame to President Trump.
The growing crisis at the border was reported by Fox News:
More than 212,000 migrants were encountered at the border in July. While about 95,000, mostly single adults, were removed via Title 42 public health protections, the Biden administration is not removing unaccompanied children or some migrant families under the Trump-era order.
The Florida governor cited Border Patrol statistics that 59,691 immigrants were issued either a notice to appear in court or an order of recognizance in July alone and that as of June, 6,254 unaccompanied children had been released to sponsors in Florida this fiscal year.
A DHS spokesperson told Fox News in a statement that DHS policy remains that single adults and families are removed under Title 42. Those who Mexico will not take are transported to an ICE facility are released with either a notice to appear or a notice to report at an ICE office.
“As part of the process, Border Patrol agents collect biometric and biographic information – fingerprints, photos, phone numbers, and an address in the United States – and run a background check to identify criminals or those who pose a public safety risk,” the spokesperson said.