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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is fighting back against the Biden administration.
Biden is accused of secretly sending illegal immigrants to the Sunshine State.
During the summer, 70 planes full of young illegal immigrants were sent to Jacksonville, FL in the middle of the night, the Republican governor said.
The federal government controls the airspace so the flights have been “unannounced” and DeSantis was given “no notice.”
DeSantis promises to do whatever it takes “in the immediate term to protect folks in Florida.”
He even mentioned sending the illegal immigrants in buses to Biden’s home state.
“We can obviously deny them state contracts, which we will do,” DeSantis explained.
“Can we deny them access to Florida’s market generally? Can we tax them?”
“Can we do things to provide disincentives so they can’t do it? So we’re going to do whatever we can to do it,” he told Fox News.
One option is going after the private contractors that the administration is working with.
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“But we are going to go after some of these contractors because they are bringing in people that are causing burdens on us and, as we’ve said, tragically caused someone to lose their life,” he added.
“If they’re going to come here, we’ll provide buses,” DeSantis said, adding, “I will send them to Delaware and do that. If [President Biden’s] not gonna support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there.”
DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw said, “To the extent that the federal government is paying for them to go all over the country and resettling them in Jacksonville, would it be against the law for us to send them somewhere else?”
“That’s something that I think we would want to look into.”