State of Florida sues Biden administration over border policies – WESH 2 Orlando

On Tuesday, the state of Florida sued the Biden administration over its border policies. Florida Attorney General Ashley Mood filed the suit. It alleges that the Biden administration’s catch-and-release policy is “illegal” and either a violation of federal immigration law or an abuse of authority.The lawsuit also alleges that the policy hurts Florida because those released will arrive in Florida, harming the state and forcing it to “incur millions of dollars in expenses.” During a news conference on Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis discussed the situation at the border. He cited numerous arrests made by Florida law enforcement officers who were sent to assist officers at the border, and he talked about his visit there, as well.”I was able to see firsthand what was going on,” DeSantis said. “It’s very clear that open borders is the Biden Administration policy.”Referring to the Biden administration, DeSantis said, “They want a massive illegal migration into this country.”He said people entering the United States illegally are being transported to communities across the United States, including Florida. The more than 200,000 encounters tallied along the Mexican border in August was four times more than in the same month a year ago.DeSantis said it is unknown whether the people entering the United States illegally have criminal records.”We bear the cost of most of this,” DeSantis said. He went on to say, “we’re entitled to know what’s going on.”Attorney General Ashley Moody then spoke, talking about Florida suing the Biden administration. “Criminal cartels are having a field day. I can assure you, their profits are skyrocketing,” Moody said, in part, regarding activity at the border.”Had the government, the federal government, just done its job this would not have happened. They would not have been in that situation,” DeSantis said. The governor also signed an executive order titled the “Biden Border Crisis” which bars all state agencies from aiding illegal immigration. He also hired former U.S. Attorney Larry Keefe, who resigned after President Joe Biden took office, as the state’s public safety czar to oversee immigration security. “I would encourage the governor to focus on what is really affecting us right now,” Democratic local Congressman Darren Soto said. “The governor, who visited the Texas-Mexico border in July, should be focusing on fighting the spread of COVID-19, and protecting the health of people in Florida.”U.S. Rep. Darren Soto agreed, stating: “Governor DeSantis’s attention would be better placed, back in our own state rather than a thousand miles away at the U.S. southern border.” The attorney general previously filed a lawsuit to try and force the federal government to stop releasing what the state called “criminal aliens.” That case is pending.

On Tuesday, the state of Florida sued the Biden administration over its border policies.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Mood filed the suit. It alleges that the Biden administration’s catch-and-release policy is “illegal” and either a violation of federal immigration law or an abuse of authority.

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The lawsuit also alleges that the policy hurts Florida because those released will arrive in Florida, harming the state and forcing it to “incur millions of dollars in expenses.”

During a news conference on Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis discussed the situation at the border. He cited numerous arrests made by Florida law enforcement officers who were sent to assist officers at the border, and he talked about his visit there, as well.

“I was able to see firsthand what was going on,” DeSantis said. “It’s very clear that open borders is the Biden Administration policy.”

Referring to the Biden administration, DeSantis said, “They want a massive illegal migration into this country.”

He said people entering the United States illegally are being transported to communities across the United States, including Florida.

The more than 200,000 encounters tallied along the Mexican border in August was four times more than in the same month a year ago.

DeSantis said it is unknown whether the people entering the United States illegally have criminal records.

“We bear the cost of most of this,” DeSantis said. He went on to say, “we’re entitled to know what’s going on.”

Attorney General Ashley Moody then spoke, talking about Florida suing the Biden administration.

“Criminal cartels are having a field day. I can assure you, their profits are skyrocketing,” Moody said, in part, regarding activity at the border.

“Had the government, the federal government, just done its job this would not have happened. They would not have been in that situation,” DeSantis said.

The governor also signed an executive order titled the “Biden Border Crisis” which bars all state agencies from aiding illegal immigration.

He also hired former U.S. Attorney Larry Keefe, who resigned after President Joe Biden took office, as the state’s public safety czar to oversee immigration security.

“I would encourage the governor to focus on what is really affecting us right now,” Democratic local Congressman Darren Soto said. “The governor, who visited the Texas-Mexico border in July, should be focusing on fighting the spread of COVID-19, and protecting the health of people in Florida.”

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto agreed, stating: “Governor DeSantis’s attention would be better placed, back in our own state rather than a thousand miles away at the U.S. southern border.”

The attorney general previously filed a lawsuit to try and force the federal government to stop releasing what the state called “criminal aliens.” That case is pending.

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