Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill into law that gives Florida the authority to fly illegal aliens to sanctuary cities around the country. The bill, SB 6B Transportation of Inspected Unauthorized Aliens, will allow DeSantis to take this matter into his own hands where Biden has failed.
According to the Florida legislature, the state determined, “that the Federal Government has failed to secure the nation’s borders and has allowed a surge of inspected unauthorized aliens to enter the United States,” citing the consequences of illegal immigration as “increased crime, diminished economic opportunities and wages for American workers, and burdens on the education and health care systems.”
“The Legislature finds that the Federal Government has proven itself unwilling to address this crisis,” it reads slamming the Biden administration for its incompetence in managing the border crisis. Therefore, the legislation’s purpose is to transport the illegal aliens flooding the southern states to areas that explicitly want to house them, sanctuary cities. The legislation states:
To mitigate the effects of this crisis on the State of Florida, the Unauthorized Alien Transport Program is created within the Division of Emergency Management within the Executive Office of the Governor for the purpose of facilitating the transport of inspected unauthorized aliens within the United States, consistent with federal law. Notwithstanding s. 287.057, Florida Statutes, the division is authorized to contract for services to implement the program. The division may adopt rules to implement the program.This section expires June 30, 2025.
Section 185 of chapter 2022-156, Laws of Florida, is repealed. All payments made pursuant to that section are deemed approved. Any unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation under that section shall immediately revert. For the 2022-2023 fiscal year, the nonrecurring sum of $10 million from the General Revenue Fund is appropriated to the Division of Emergency Management within the Executive Office of the Governor for the Unauthorized Alien Transport Program created by this act.
DeSantis gave a press conference Wednesday where he discussed the urgency of the bill since Florida does not have the necessary resources to deal with the influx of illegal immigration. “I’ve got enough issues dealing with people fleeing blue states to manage everybody that’s coming here,” DeSantis said. “I can’t have people from all across the border coming into Florida … it’s just too much to handle.”
Florida state Rep. John Snyder blamed the Biden administration’s incompetence which created the need for this bill. “I wish that we were not here to have to address this specific issue, but unfortunately, what we’ve seen out of Washington, D.C., under President Joe Biden is a complete failure to uphold the rule of law to enforce our borders,” Snyder said.
DeSantis recently said in a post to his Twitter account, “Florida is using all tools available to protect our citizens from Biden’s open border policies. I am glad to have signed legislation to continue the program of transporting illegal aliens to sanctuary jurisdictions. I thank the legislature for maintaining this valuable tool.” A picture below the caption shows DeSantis officially signing the piece of legislation into Florida law.
Florida is using all tools available to protect our citizens from Biden's open border policies.
I am glad to have signed legislation to continue the program of transporting illegal aliens to sanctuary jurisdictions. I thank the legislature for maintaining this valuable tool. pic.twitter.com/Nrkf9tm2XQ
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) February 15, 2023
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