(TheRedWire.com) – While Texas appears to bear the brunt of the illegal immigration battle with the Biden administration, it isn’t alone. In 2020, then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden declared that he would undo President Trump’s immigration policies if he won the election. In his first days in office, he ordered a pause on the deportation of illegal immigrants. Almost immediately, the courts overturned the president’s actions. Since then, well over one million illegal immigrants stormed the southern border while Biden sought to protect them over citizens of border communities overrun with illegal immigrants.
In September, America learned that the Biden administration was secretly flying illegal immigrants across America. For instance, witnesses observed illegal immigrants deboarding planes in the middle of the night in Jacksonville, Florida. A spokesman for Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said that they witnessed the federal government flying more than 70 charter flights to Jacksonville International Airport under cover of darkness, and that each flight carried over 36 passengers. The governor said enough is enough after a male adult Honduran murdered his sponsor in the Jacksonville area after convincing border authorities of his status as an unaccompanied minor.
Background of the Case
The White House repeatedly states that it’s the federal government’s responsibility to safely care for unaccompanied minors until they are with a parent or sponsor. To some, it appears the Biden administration cares more about illegal immigrants than US citizens.
On October 13, police arrested illegal Honduran immigrant Yery Noel Medina Ulloa for murdering his sponsor, 46-year-old Francisco Javier Cuellar. Ulloa allegedly took advantage of Biden’s minor immigration rules by posing as a minor when he crossed the border illegally. Regardless of how he got to Jacksonville, DeSantis isn’t taking any chances.
DeSantis Seeks Solutions to the Illegal Immigration Problem
The governor said he would ask the Florida legislature to give him the tools to fight the illegal immigration problem and the Biden administration when the state legislature returns in January. DeSantis said the federal government had sent 70% of illegal immigrants from the southern border to Florida. He also stressed that the administration couldn’t do this to states and their citizens with impunity. DeSantis argued that Ulloa’s horrifying crime illustrated the potential risk to Floridians of out-of-control illegal immigration.
DeSantis previously took action on immiagration when he signed Executive Order 21-223 on September 28. That order prohibits Florida government agencies from facilitating illegal immigration into Florida. In addition, the order also requires state agencies to collect information on the scope and cost of illegal immigration in the Sunshine State.
If that’s not enough, Gov. DeSantis and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced that the state is suing the federal government over its catch and release policy. The governor said that Florida won’t enable Biden’s failed immigration agenda.
Will Gov. DeSantis’ actions be enough to hold the administration accountable?
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