Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new law that would allow him to move migrants to different states. In a post on Twitter, DeSantis claimed that Florida was going to use all of the tools in its arsenal to protect the people in their state from the effects of Biden’s open border policies. He added that he had signed legislation that would allow him to continue the program of transporting migrants to sanctuary jurisdictions.
The program, funded with $10 million, is going to provide illegal immigrants with transportation from Florida to other states. The bill, now signed into law, passed through the State’s Senate last week in a 27-12 vote. The State House also voted for the bill in a 77-34 vote.
The Washington Examiner in their report noted that during DeSantis’ news conference, he had claimed that people were “sick of having an open border” and that it was time to use the available tools at their disposal to stand up and do something against this situation.
In September 2022, DeSantis had come under fire for flying 50 illegal migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. This was in an effort to point out the large number of immigrants that were illegally crossing through the U.S.-Mexico border because of President Biden’s policies.
Florida is not the only state with such programs; both Texas and Arizona have been bussing illegal migrants to other Democratic-run states and cities, including New York and Washington, D.C.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has said that New York did not have the resources to accommodate the thousands of migrants that were being brought into his city. Following a visit to the border city of El Paso, Adams had said that it was time for national leaders to address the situation.