Governor Ron DeSantis has accused President Biden of running a “smuggling” migrants into Florida with his secret midnight flights into the state.
Desantis says he is working on getting the migrants from the flights, 70 of which he said landed in Florida, transferred to places like Delaware and has “$8 million in my new budget to be able to do that.”
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.
“They’ve done over 70 flights in the last six months, dump people here. And we had—a few weeks ago—one of those people that Biden dumped, ended up committing a murder in northeast Florida.”
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“So, these are crimes that would not have happened but for Biden’s recklessness,” DeSantis continued.
“So, our view is, if they’re going to be dumping, we want to be able to facilitate transfer to places like Delaware, and, so, we have $8 million in my new budget to be able to do that.
“We also look to these carriers that the federal government is contracting with, and we are 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 able 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.
“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,” he said.