Florida Governor Ron DeSantis criticized US President Joe Biden for his administration's immigration policies. DeSantis noted that his state is experiencing an increase in immigrants.
Following the recent influx of immigrants into the Florida Keys, DeSantis issued an executive order Friday that activated the state's National Guard. The Republican governor said the state would protect residents from the effects of the border crisis.
During a press conference, DeSantis was asked about the criticism he received for his actions. He noted that it was "interesting" to hear people say that his actions were political stunts.
"According to DeSantis, the Coast Guard asked for the state's help, and they were able to deploy vessels. He noted that Florida was filling in the gaps that the federal government was failing at. The governor went on to say that the state was taking a proactive approach to address the damage caused by Biden's policies."
The governor noted that the policies of Biden had caused a lot of problems. He said that it was not acceptable for the country to run like that.
As the situation has improved, DeSantis promised to continue supporting the federal government. He also threatened to bill the White House.
"In response to the issue, the governor said that the state would not charge the residents for the use of the vessels. He also noted that he might send a bill to Biden."
In response to the situation, DeSantis deployed various air assets, including helicopters and airplanes. He also expanded the operations of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission's marine patrol.
According to the governor, over 8,000 people have been apprehended in Florida's territorial waters since August.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Washington Examiner.