DeSantis: Biden 'Effectively' Running a 'Mass Human Smuggling Operation'
'So they’ve done over 70 flights in the last six months, dumped people here'
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) called Joe Biden's immigration policies a "mass human smuggling operation."
DeSantis slammed the Biden administration for neglecting duties they are responsible for.
During an appearance on FNC’s “The Ingraham Angle," the governor said:
“So, the border is obviously a disaster.
“And some people say, Well, that’s a problem for Texas or Arizona.
"Well, actually, the Biden administration puts people on planes and flies them into Florida in the wee hours of the morning."
"So they’ve done over 70 flights in the last six months, dumped people here," he added.
“[S]o our view is, if they are going to be dumping, we want to be able to facilitate transfer to places like Delaware."
.@GovRonDeSantis: "So the border's obviously a disaster...the Biden administration puts people on planes and flies them into Florida in the wee hours of the morning." pic.twitter.com/EowGOI7KTF— MRCTV (@mrctv) December 14, 2021
"And so we have $8 million in my new budget to be able to do that,” DeSantis said.
“But we also look to these carriers that the federal government’s contracting with, and we’re going to pass legislation that says, If you are facilitating Biden’s policies, which is effectively a mass human smuggling operation, you are not going to be eligible to do business with the state of Florida, or other local governments.”
“And we’re going to charge you restitution for each individual that you’re bringing because, yes, they’re drugs, they’re crimes.,” he added.
“But you also have things with health care costs, education, all these services that get taxed because of Biden’s reckless policies."
"And so, we have a responsibility to fight back.
"And that’s what we’re doing.”
Earlier this week, DeSantis revealed his new budget, which includes investing millions of dollars in deporting illegal aliens.
He released his new budget for the state this week.
It includes a request of $8 million to begin removing illegal aliens from Florida.
"In yesterday’s budget, I put in $8 million for us to be able to transport people here illegally out of the state of Florida,” DeSantis said on Friday.
As the New York Post reported:
DeSantis also will demand “restitution” from any private entity that transports or “harbors” illegal migrants, in order to pay for the extra cost of law enforcement, health and other services “because when you have a huge number of people, that costs a lot of money for taxpayers.”
Florida also will not provide taxpayer benefits to anyone who arrives illegally.
As a deterrent to illegal migration, Florida also will ramp up enforcement of the law banning employers from hiring workers not authorized to work in the United States.
DeSantis also issued an emergency rule to prevent foster homes and other agencies in Florida catering to illegal-migrant minors unless the state has a proper agreement with the federal government, because he says local kids are missing out.