On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to expand his program to move migrants. This is a key part of the Republican’s conservative agenda as he prepares to run for the White House.
In a short tweet, DeSantis said that the bill had been signed and then criticized Democratic President Joe Biden.
The post says, “Florida is using all the tools it has to protect its citizens from Biden’s open-border policies.” “I’m glad I signed the bill to keep the program of moving illegal immigrants to places where they are safe. I’m glad that the government has kept this useful tool around.”
The Florida Senate has passed a bill that makes it easier for Gov. Ron DeSantis to fly migrants to cities that protect them.
The law sets up a program in the governor’s office for relocating migrants and says that the program can move migrants from anywhere in the country if the federal government has already processed them.
The bill is meant to clear up legal questions about a flight that took place last year when a group of South American migrants were moved from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard by the governor’s office. The trip was paid for with money that was supposed to be used to move migrants in Florida, not in other states.
The new law will almost certainly make it easier for migrants to leave the country in the future. This is because DeSantis is still focusing on cultural flashpoints like immigration and criticizing Biden and other Democrats almost all the time as he prepares to run for president.
During a special session last week that was all about DeSantis’s priorities, Republican state lawmakers voted to pass the bill. They said that taking migrants to safe cities would help them. Democrats said that the program was just a way for the governor to get his name out there on the national political scene.
“Some of these people who go to these sanctuary jurisdictions are in much better situations than being stuck somewhere with nowhere to go,” DeSantis said at a news conference Wednesday that had nothing to do with immigration.