Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues to rally support against "Biden's Border Crisis." Last week, the Governor proposed legislation that would address key issues regarding the concern. As he promotes his soon-to-be released book, Team DeSantis is highlighting why the "Border Crisis" bill is necessary.
Governor DeSantis took part in an interview with FOX News this morning, discussing his newly-released book and how Florida is heading into 2024. Host Lawrence Jones questioned the intention behind the book, noting that it serves as the playbook for a presidential run. In short, DeSantis expressed that the book serves as a manual to show how Florida is leading in the country, and he hopes that other states grow inspired to take the same charge.
One issue that the Governor feels strongly about is addressing the border, and Team DeSantis affirms that the Governor is committed to combating the "Border Crisis."
"Florida will not turn a blind eye to the dangers of our open borders. Governor DeSantis has — and will continue to — take decisive action to protect Floridians," said the team in a message to supporters. As DeSantis has previously expressed, Team DeSantis says that the Biden administration has failed to properly respond to the concern, so the Governor has proposed new measures to make sure that illegal immigration and the distribution of fentanyl are tackled.
The following are measures that the state of Florida will pursue:
- Florida will increase the criminal penalties for human smuggling and charge smugglers with separate offenses for each individual transported.
- Florida will require all employers in the state to use E-Verify to determine employment eligibility. This will remove the main motivation for illegal aliens to move to Florida, and it will ensure that all employers are following the labor laws of our country and state.
- Florida currently prohibits driver's licenses for illegal aliens, which we will continue to do. However, some local governments in Florida are trying to circumvent this law by using nonprofits to create identification cards for individuals who are in the country illegally. Our proposed legislation will prohibit that practice, and local businesses will no longer be able to provide funds to issue identification cards to illegal aliens.
- Florida’s constitution correctly requires all voters in the state to be U.S. Citizens. . This is a matter of sovereignty and should not be a controversial policy. Shockingly, some cities – San Francisco, New York City, Washington, D.C. – want non-citizens, including illegal aliens, to vote. Florida doesn’t allow that, and we’ve instituted an Election Crimes Unit last year to prosecute individuals who illegally vote in Florida. Now, when you register to vote in the state of Florida, you must affirm you are a United States citizen and a legal resident of Florida. If you check that box, and you are lying, you are now open to prosecution. If you are not a citizen of this country, you should not be voting in our elections.