Following recent reports that the Department of Homeland Security had sent at least 70 planeloads of illegal migrants into his state, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested this week that those migrants could eventually wind up in somewhere else such as Delaware, President Biden’s home state.
“You know, my view would be, why don’t we, if they’re going to come here, you know, we’ll provide buses,” DeSantis said, according to the Daily Wire.
“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.
He went on to say that what made matters worse is that Biden’s DHS has never notified Florida officials about the migrant flights.
“There’s no notification to the state of Florida,” said the governor. “These are done mostly in the middle of the night. And it’s clandestine. And we really have no say into it.”
“I know when we initially got wind of this,” he added, “it wasn’t through normal channels, it’s people in the federal government who are effectively leaking this to us so that we have a heads up on it.”
But it’s not just illegal alien minors being sent to Florida, DeSantis noted.
The New York Post reported that a 24-year-old Honduran illegal who has been charged with the murder of a Florida man reportedly entered the country by claiming to be an unaccompanied minor.
“Over 70 air charter flights [on] jetliner airliners coming from the southwest border have landed at Jacksonville International Airport,” Larry Keefe, DeSantis’s public safety official, told The Washington Examiner.
“On average, there’s 36 passengers on each of these flights,” Keefe said. “And that has been going on over the course of the summer through September.”
“We’re in a sad situation of trying to run an investigation,” he added. “Who is facilitating this travel? How are they getting here? Who are the support people? Who are the sponsors?”