Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is very much on a path to making the Sunshine State the next Texas, at least in terms of acting independently and defiantly on a national level.
DeSantis’ turn toward singularity began with his response to the state’s coronavirus crisis, with the lawmaker roundly rejecting federal and local vaccine and mask mandates en masse, making it illegal for businesses and establishments in Florida to enact either.
Then came the news that he’d be creating a Florida State Guard of sorts, and using that paramilitary force to protect interests that the national-level troops he would normally call upon may not be inclined to help with as Florida continued to turn independent.
And now, on top of all this, DeSantis is further taking aim at the lackluster results of the Biden administration by taking the immigration crisis into his own hands.
Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis will take a major step on Friday morning to stop the influx of illegal aliens claiming to be unaccompanied children into his state thanks to Democrat President Joe Biden’s secret nighttime flights, Breitbart News has learned exclusively from the governor’s team.Trending:
DeSantis’s administration, through the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), will issue what is called an “emergency order” blocking the issuance or renewal of state licenses to DCF facilities throughout the state of Florida if any of those facilities are currently housing illegal migrant children — or illegal migrants claiming to be children — that the Biden administration flew into Florida.
A spokesperson explained:
“The mission of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is to protect the health, safety, and well-being of Floridians, especially children,” DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw told Breitbart News on Thursday evening. “To this end, DCF licenses facilities that house children whose families are unable to care for them. As a state agency, DCF serves the people of Florida. Diverting resources away from kids in need in Florida, to illegal aliens being smuggled here by the Biden Administration for clandestine resettlement, does not serve the people of our state. Under the new emergency rule, the federal government’s resettlement of illegal aliens (unaccompanied minors) from outside Florida does not constitute ‘evidence of need’ as required for issuance or renewal of a state license for a child-care facility. Therefore, no licenses shall be issued or renewed with respect to any child-care agency that provides services to illegal aliens transported to Florida from outside our state.”