Now this is how you take the issue of illegal immigration seriously.
A new bill in Florida has been sent to Gov. DeSantis that would prevent government agencies from doing business with companies that utilize the labor of illegal aliens.
The bill passed the Florida House by a vote of 77-42 and is waiting for DeSantis’ signature.
The Associated Press (AP) reported on the importance of this bill to DeSantis and his administration’s efforts to curb illegal immigration in the state:
“The bill is a priority for the Republican governor and an effort to to keep the federal government from sending people crossing the Mexican border illegally to Florida. DeSantis, who is running for reelection this year and is a potential 2024 presidential contender has repeatedly criticized President Joe Biden’s immigration policies.”
Legislation like this highlights the important role that state legislators and governors can play in the battle to curb illegal immigration and secure our border.
As citizens, this should be empowering as we have more access with local representatives than any other government official.
The AP report also provided more context to the scope of the legislation:
“Once signed by DeSantis, the bill will prohibit any government agency, state or local, from doing business with any airline, bus or other transportation company paid by the federal government to bring immigrants to Florida who are in the country illegally.”
The crisis at our border falls firmly in the lap of Biden and our federal government, and there’s not much state officials can do about that.
What they can do is implement policies like this that ensure their states send a clear message about illegal immigration back to Washington, D.C.