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Florida Approves a Bill to Allow Governor DeSantis to Fly Migrants to Sanctuary States

Governor DeSantis is planning to fly more migrants to sanctuary states as he has in the pastPhoto byTwitter

The Florida Senate passed a bill that expands Governor Ron DeSantis's authority over migrants. DeSantis previously announced his plan as he gave his budget proposal which lines up with the new proposal.

Republican Senator Blaise Ingoglia proposed the bill called the Unauthorized Alien Transport Program. This allows Governor DeSantis to relocate migrants anywhere in the country if they have been processed by the federal government.

The plan is similar to what Governor DeSantis did last September as he flew about 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.

This bill allows Florida to feed, house, and transport migrants to sanctuary cities.

The Senator said:

“The state of Florida is not, and never will be a sanctuary state. It’s time for those sanctuary cities to put their money where their mouth is.”

Representative John Snyder a sponsor of the bill added:

“What this bill is intended to do is to address the surge of unauthorized aliens that are coming into the United States that could choose Florida as their desired location.”

Senator Ingoglia said:

”The federal government has not only failed but refused to take any action to deal with the over 200% increase in encounters at the border. In fact, this administration has taken steps to make the problem worse.”

Representative Dotie added:

“What we are seeing with most of our Republican colleagues is that they don’t really care about accountability. They want to give the governor a carte blanche to do whatever it is that he wants to do, regardless of legality, constitutionality or otherwise.”

Not everyone agrees with Florida’s new migrant plan.

Do you support Governor DeSantis and his plan to fly migrants to sanctuary cities?

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