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DeSantis Declares State of Emergency in Florida Over Migrant Crisis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday declared a state of emergency over the migration crisis due to the dangerously high number of encounters at the US-Mexico border, as well as illegal aliens arriving on the state’s shores by boat.

In the official declaration, the Republican governor designated the Director of the Division of Emergency Management as the State Coordinating Officer for the duration of the emergency, who will have the ability to allocate resources that are made available as needed to combat the problem.

As his reasoning for the state of emergency, DeSantis cited the Biden administration’s failure to aid in the crisis at the southern border, allowing a state of “lawlessness.”

DeSantis also revealed that local officials had interdicted approximately 8,042 illegal migrants since August 2022 in Florida’s territorial waters alone.

In addition, he brought up an instance from Sunday, New Year’s Day, where about 300 illegal migrants unlawfully entered the Dry Tortugas National Park in the Florida Keys. An additional 45 aliens entered the park on Thursday, he added.

DeSantis continued to bash President Biden’s lack of effective immigration policy in a press release.

“As the negative impacts of Biden’s lawless immigration policies continue unabated, the burden of the Biden administration’s failure falls on local law enforcement who lack the resources to deal with the crisis,” he said. “That is why I am activating the National Guard and directing state resources to help alleviate the strain on local resources. When Biden continues to ignore his legal responsibilities, we will step in to support our communities.”

A statement from the governor’s office further criticized the administration, calling their response to the crisis “inept.”

“The State of Florida will deploy air assets, including airplanes and helicopters from the Florida National Guard, and will bolster Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission marine patrol to support water interdictions and ensure the safety of migrants attempting to reach Florida through the Florida Straits,” the statement continued.

The governor also acknowledged Florida’s “long history of helping refugees,” including Cubans and “others fleeing communist regimes,” though these efforts required coordinated support from the federal government.

  • Michael_T says:

    Ship them all to the Swamp!

  • ThePeopleArePissed says:

    Arrest & deport, repeat.

  • Sandy^ says:

    This is not immigration. This is replacement. Colorado is reporting so many people that they have to house them in public buildings all over the state. Get ready to speak Spanish. I do not know how so many can come in at once and not change our way of life, language, and culture. Someone explain that to me. Also, how many are skilled workers, this is going to be a huge burden.

  • Scurvydog says:

    Every state in the union should pass its own immigration laws, and enforce them. Especially those states on the southern border from Florida to California. I worked for the US Border Patrol in the late 70’s, and it didn’t take long to learn that the federal government is not interested in stemming the tide. Why? Money! Too much money is being made exploiting labor, smuggling of drugs and contraband, and of course, democrat politics. Anyone who believes that these aren’t adding votes to the democrat party is just not very bright. Biden is more corrupt than any POTUS in history, including Nixon. Yet, democrats fawn over him as if he is the second advent of Christ. It was even worse with Obama! I love what Ron DeSantis is doing for Florida, and hope it is contagious to the rest of the country!

  • Kate says:

    Guess you guys are all on the right page. Obama is orchestrating with Soros backing. Anyone with two brain cells can figure that. And they won’t get it from CNN, NBC, OR CBS etc.



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