Ron DeSantis gave the Biden administration an ultimatum about the border crisis.
But no one took him seriously.
And now Democrats are panicking over this illegal immigration bill that could soon land on Ron DeSantis’ desk.
The border crisis is worse than ever before.
Record-breaking numbers of illegal aliens are entering the country as a result of Joe Biden’s open border rhetoric and refusal to enforce immigration law.
Biden’s border crisis poses a direct threat to the safety and security of every man, woman, and child in America.
That’s why polls show illegal immigration is one of the top issues on the minds of voters, and one of the main driving forces behind Biden’s terrible approval ratings.
Even though Joe Biden refuses to address the border crisis, Republican Governors across the country are looking for ways to deal with illegal immigration in their own states.
Eight Republican-led states – Florida, Texas, Missouri, Montana, Indiana, Alaska, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – recently filed a joint lawsuit against Joe Biden’s Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program (CAM).
But Governor Ron DeSantis is taking additional actions to protect Floridians from illegal immigration.
During his State of the State Address, Ron DeSantis proposed a six-point plan designed to stop Biden’s border crisis in Florida, which would “ban state and local agencies from doing business with or providing benefits to any private-sector business or NGO that helps facilitate illegal immigration to Florida.”
DeSantis also asked the legislature for an additional $8 million to remove illegal aliens smuggled into Florida by the Biden administration.
And now, a bill (HB 1355) is moving through the Republican-led legislature that would fulfill most of DeSantis’ proposal to stop Biden’s border crisis.
On Thursday, the Republican-controlled House Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee voted to approve a bill designed to increase immigration enforcement and target companies that transport illegal aliens into Florida.
An identical bill (SB 1808) passed a GOP-led Senate committee last week.
“We know, through a complete dereliction of duty, the federal government has allowed the Southern border to be an open stream,” House sponsor John Snyder said.
Of course, Snyder is correct about Joe Biden allowing an open stream to flow across the border.
As Ron DeSantis announced in December, during a six-month period last year, 78 charter flights full of illegal alien children landed at Jacksonville International Airport, usually during the dead of night.
The legislation making its way through the Republican-led legislature would bar the state and local governments from contracting with such companies “if the carrier is willfully providing any service in furtherance of transporting an unauthorized alien into the State of Florida knowing that the unauthorized alien entered into or remains in the United States in violation of law.”
The bill would also expand a law passed in 2019 designed to ban so-called “sanctuary cities” by preventing local governments from blocking law-enforcement agencies from sharing information about the immigration status of people in custody to state agencies.
Of course, the bill still has several hurdles to cross before making it to Ron DeSantis’ desk.
The House bill must pass two more committee’s before the House is allowed to cast an up-or-down vote.
But with Republicans in control of the legislature, the bill is expected to eventually pass the House and Senate and be signed into law by Governor DeSantis.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.