Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stern warning to President Joe Biden and his administration regarding any attempt to flood the Sunshine State with illegal migrants.
The GOP governor’s warning came as the situation along the U.S. southwest border remains chaotic and porous, with an increased amount of illegal drugs and illegal aliens continuing to pour across by the tens of thousands per week.
DeSantis appeared on a town hall-style forum with Fox News host Laura Ingraham in Orlando to discuss the issue.
“It affects everybody,” DeSantis said of the border situation. “The fentanyl that’s coming across the border is affecting every state in this union. That’s why the number one cause of death for 18 to 45 is now fentanyl overdoses.
“We have money in the state budget. I don’t have it yet. I’m going to get it within the next few weeks. If Biden is caravanning people into Florida … I think what you’re seeing there is these are people that are getting here on their own, which is harder to do if there’s a big movement of them, then you can stop at the interstate, and then you can reroute. We want to reroute to Delaware,” he threatened.
“We think that that’s appropriate to be able to do that. So that’s what we’re going to do,” DeSantis added.
DeSantis made a similar threat last fall as news reports noted that the Biden administration was secretly flying illegal migrants from the border to various states within the interior of the country, including Florida, in the middle of the night.
“You know, my view would be, why don’t we, if they’re going to come here, you know, we’ll provide buses,” DeSantis vowed.
“I will send them to Delaware and do that,” DeSantis continued. “I mean, if he’s not going to support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there.
“So, we will do whatever we can in that regard. And we are absolutely going to do everything we can,” the Republican governor added.
Earlier this month, Texas began sending busloads of illegal migrants to Washington, D.C., and some border state Republicans called on their governors to do the same thing.
“@GregAbbott_TX‘s decision to transport illegal aliens from Texas to the steps of the U.S. Capitol is warranted,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) noted on Twitter.
“The Biden regime and Dems sit comfortably in their DC offices as the border worsens,” he added. “It’s time they see reality. I call on @DougDucey to follow @GregAbbott_TX.”