Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has threatened to send illegal immigrants to President Joe Biden’s home state, following reports that the White House has directed dozens of flights of migrants to Florida in the night.
DeSantis gave the warning after the topic of immigrant flights was brought up during a news conference in Jacksonville on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
“If they’re going to come here, you know, we’ll provide buses … I will send them to Delaware,” the governor said, referring to Biden’s home state.
“If he’s not going to support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there,” DeSantis said of Biden.
According to the Western Journal, the governor’s tough remarks came as he described the secretive process that the Biden administration has reportedly used to send some 70 flights carrying illegal aliens into his state and elsewhere around the country.
One of those flights carried an illegal immigrant who allegedly went on to murder a father of four in Florida.
“There’s no notification to the state of Florida,” DeSantis complained, noting that “These are done mostly in the middle of the night, and it’s clandestine. And we really have no say into it.”
DeSantis took up the issue after a separate report showed that Biden is considering handing out payments to some illegal immigrant families who were separated at the border under the previous administration amid rapidly rising inflation in the United States.
“The president has said that basically, they want to even pay reparations to people who came illegally, just think about that,” DeSantis said. “You as an American, you get higher gas prices, you get higher grocery bills, you get told, basically, to just grin and bear it.”
“But someone breaks the law, comes illegally, and they’re going to cut him a check for hundreds of thousands of dollars,” he continued. “That is just unbelievable. But that’s what we’re dealing with.”