DeSantis Back In the News

Ron DeSantis

(TheIndependentStar.com) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is making headlines again as he announced on Friday his plan to send additional support to Texas to help tackle the border crisis, which he attributes to Joe Biden.

At a press conference, DeSantis stated that 76 Florida Highway Patrol officers and 50 National Guardsmen would be deployed to the southern border immediately. This move is a continuation of Florida’s effort over the past few years to assist in border security.

“This is part of a years-long effort for us to help do what the federal government has refused to do, which is to actually defend this country’s borders,” DeSantis explained. He emphasized the national impact of the crisis, stating, “You’ve seen numbers that have been astronomical over these last three years. I know that what’s been happening in Texas has been effective. You’ve seen the numbers go down, and that’s really because you have Texas putting forth huge effort, and then all these other states coming by to help. So, so we want to be a part of that. We think this is an American issue, partially just because we should have a secure country. And then partially the effects of this border invasion go to all 50 states.”

DeSantis raised concerns about the significant number of Chinese nationals and military-aged males from hostile countries in the Middle East and North Africa being encountered at the border. “I think the chances are that there’s some bad intentions there for some of these people,” he warned, expressing fear that this could lead to a terrorist attack in the U.S. linked to the open border policy.

The governor also criticized the Biden administration for funding non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that, in his view, worsen the illegal immigration crisis.

“The federal government is funding that, a hundred percent they are, and it’s wrong,” he stated.

According to DeSantis, these NGOs are deeply involved in the illegal movement of people into the U.S. and profit from the crisis, with federal funding exacerbating the issue. “Our grand jury that we did, for the immigration, which we did in Northwest Florida, one of their reports talked about the role that these NGOs do. These NGOs make a fortune because of illegal immigration. They bring people in, the federal government gives them money.”

DeSantis stressed that these organizations should be held accountable for their role in facilitating illegal immigration and suggested that further legislative action might be needed to address the problem.

“I definitely don’t think the federal government should take your tax dollars and fund that because they’re basically subsidizing the border invasion because folks know they’re coming and they’re going to be able to have this landing spot with these groups,” he continued. “So our grand jury looked at it. There may be more that comes of that. There may be things we do in the future legislatively to be able to hold them accountable. But they, they have exercised absolutely a negative influence on this. They have facilitated more illegal immigration. They have not worked to combat illegal immigration at all.”