DeSantis vows to ban Biden's flights of illegal aliens into Florida: 'I will send them to Delaware'

The Florida governor said his state was exploring ways to penalize contractors who fly illegal aliens into the state. 

Published: November 11, 2021 1:30pm

Updated: November 11, 2021 9:40pm

Reacting to reports that the Biden administration secretly has flown illegal aliens to Florida, the state's Governor Ron DeSantis said he would send those aliens to Delaware. 

"We'll provide buses," DeSantis said in a Thursday press briefing. "I will send them to Delaware and do that." Delaware is President Joe Biden's home state. 

"I mean, if he's not going to support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there," DeSantis said. "So, we will do whatever we can in that regard. And we are absolutely going to do everything we can."

DeSantis made his comments following reports that an adult illegal alien came into the United States while posing as a minor, and, after arriving in Florida, allegedly murdered a man who had four children. 

The Republican governor said that the administration sends illegal aliens into Florida in secret.

"These are done mostly in the middle of the night," he said. "And it's clandestine. And we really have no say in it."

DeSantis said that Florida was exploring ways to penalize contractors who fly the aliens into the state. 

"We should be able to have consequences for those contractors, and your ability to do business in Florida should absolutely be curtailed based on whether or not you're bringing problems or not bringing problems," he said.

DeSantis additionally chastised Biden over reports that the government could pay significant sums to illegal aliens who were separated at the border from their families under the previous administration.

"The president has said that basically, they want to even pay reparations to people who came illegally, just think about that," DeSantis said. "You as an American, you get higher gas prices, you get higher grocery bills, you get told basically, to just grin and bear it, someone breaks the law, comes illegally, and they're going to cut him a check for hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

"That is just unbelievable. But that's what we’re dealing with."

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