The GOP governor set out his strategy for dealing with migrants if they are being bused to the Sunshine State during a town hall-style event with Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham on Thursday: he’ll reroute them to President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has challenged the Biden administration’s continued efforts to transfer migrants who entered the nation illegally to various states across the country.
His warning comes as the situation along the United States’ southwest border remains chaotic and open, with tens of thousands of illegal drugs and illegal aliens pouring across every week.
The border problem, according to DeSantis, “affects everybody.” “Every state in this union is affected by the fentanyl that is going across the border.” As a result, fentanyl overdoses are now the leading cause of death among people aged 18 to 45.
“We have money in the state budget. I haven’t received it yet. It will be sent to me within the next few weeks. If Biden is bringing a caravan of people to Florida… I think what you’re seeing some people are who are getting themselves here, which is harder if there’s a big movement of them. If that’s the case, you can stop at the interstate and reroute. We want to reroute to Delaware.” He said.
“We think it is appropriate for us to be able to do that. So that’s what we’ll do,” DeSantis continued.
DeSantis made a similar warning after news reports revealed that the Biden administration was secretly transporting illegal migrants from the border to places around the country, including Florida, at all hours of the night.
“You know, in my view, why don’t we, if they’re coming here, you know, we’ll provide buses,” DeSantis promised.
“I’ll send them to Delaware and have them do it,” DeSantis said. “I mean, if he doesn’t support border security, he should be able to have everyone there.”
He went on to say that the fact that Biden’s DHS has never told Florida officials about the migrant planes has made issues worse.