Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (right) on Thursday defended his administration’s action in sending dozens of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, making it clear that Florida is not a sanctuary state and will continue happily.to help facilitate this transport” to the sanctuary jurisdictions. The left’s opposition to this, he added, shows that their “signal virtue is a fraud”.
Speaking of Okaloosa County DeSantis briefly discussed his administration’s decision to send dozens of illegal immigrants to the elite island.
“We take what is happening on the southern border very seriously, unlike some and unlike the President of the United States, who has refused to lift a finger to secure that border,” he said, detailing how millions of illegal immigrants poured into the south. border, as well as a record amount of fentanyl entering the country.
“We’ve been working on innovative ways to be able to protect the state of Florida from the impact of Biden’s border policies,” he said, citing operations in the Panhandle to stop smugglers. But ultimately, DeSantis said he wants to send a message to illegal immigrants that Florida is “not a sanctuary state, and it is better to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction.
“And yes, we will help you facilitate that transportation so you can get to greener pastures,” he said, noting that it was President Biden who started this fiasco by flying illegal immigrants in the middle of the night in states around the world. country.
“There was no warning about any of this. … And all these people from DC to New York were beating their chests when Trump was president, saying they were so proud of the sanctuary jurisdictions,” he said , noting that these same people suddenly “go crazy and they’re so upset that this is happening,” with Republican governors relocating illegal immigrants to their areas.
“And that just shows you, you know, their virtue reporting is a fraud, okay?” he said to applause. “They support policies that are frankly indefensible. It is not defensible that a superpower has no control over the territory of its country, over the borders of its country.
“He [Biden] overturned Trump’s policies, knowing what would eventually happen,” DeSantis continued, explaining that they transport stowaways, in part because it is expensive to support them. But further, DeSantis said “every community in America should share the burdens.
“It shouldn’t all fall on a handful of red states, and they do now. Now they have to decide, okay, that’s a policy that you supported — having an open border. You don’t like it so much when you [get] just a small, small, small amount compared to what these people have processed in Texas” and other states, he added.
“So our message is, you know, we’re not a sanctuary state. We don’t have benefits or any of that. There are sanctuary jurisdictions, and that would be better,” DeSantis said, adding that it would be “better” for Biden to “do his fucking job and secure the border.”