In a video published on Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis referred to the Senate border agreement that was signed into law by President Biden as a “farce.”
The president acknowledged on Friday that he would shut down the border in the event that Congress passes a new bipartisan immigration agreement. Biden asserts that he currently lacks that authority.
The former Republican presidential candidate for 2024 accused Biden of negligence in a video uploaded to X.
“This border deal is a farce. Joe Biden already has the authority to shut the border down. He could declare a national emergency. He could stop the invasion cold if he wanted to. He does not want to.” DeSantis said.
Stopping the invasion at our border is a matter of will. It doesn’t require a so-called deal that codifies into law illegal entries in excess of 1.8 million per year and provides incentives for future illegal immigration. pic.twitter.com/ClQToc7nVi
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 27, 2024
“This so-called deal purports to give him tools so that he could actually close the border. The reality is, is it’s green-lighting up to 5000 illegals every single day. That’s 1.8 million plus over the course of a year, which they’re codifying into laws, saying that’s an appropriate number of illegal entries.” he continued.
DeSantis posited that “0” is the “appropriate” quantity of unauthorized entries.
“Our policy should reflect that, that we do not want people coming to this country illegally. We should not be giving benefits and work permits to people that have come to this country illegally.” DeSantis said.