On the first day of his presidency, Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis stated in an op-ed published in The Des Moines (Iowa) Register on Wednesday that he would declare a border emergency.
On day one of my presidency, I will declare a national emergency and shut down all illegal entries. Phony asylum claims aimed at bypassing proper immigration processes will no longer be entertained.“ DeSantis said.
DeSantis also criticized the approaches taken by President Biden and former President Trump with regard to border policy.
“I will end the abuse of parole authority being used to usher in thousands of illegal immigrants monthly. And I will fully empower Border Patrol and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to deport those with no legitimate right to be here,” he continued.
“This crisis has reached unprecedented levels under President Joe Biden, who has failed to fulfill his constitutional oath to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. Biden would not have been able to get away with letting in 8 million illegal aliens if we had a border wall — something Donald Trump promised, but failed to deliver.” DeSantis added.