(TotalConservative.com) – A new law passed in Florida is sending migrants fleeing the Sunshine State, where roughly 770,000 illegals currently live.
The legislation, which was signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on May 10, makes it against the law to knowingly transport migrants into Florida who entered the U.S. illegally. It also makes it a requirement for hospitals to obtain the immigration status of patients as well as provides a budget of $12 million for the transportation of migrants.
Because of this law, some of the migrants who entered the country illegally are “looking for other sanctuary cities outside of Florida,” according to an official from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The official said that because many are not just seeking shelter, but also medical treatments and benefits, and because the new law makes acquiring these difficult, it’s forcing them to go to California and other states where they can receive such resources.
Another reason many migrants are leaving Florida is the mandatory use by employers of E-Verify, which runs a background check to make sure applicants are eligible for employment in the U.S.
Aside from reforming immigrant policy, DeSantis has passed an entire series of bills over the past few months dealing with every major issue dividing Republicans and Democrats. He’s banned transgender surgeries for minors and men in women’s sports, put a 6-week cap on abortion, and forbade universities from using state funds for diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) programs.
On Wednesday, DeSantis filed the necessary paperwork to officially launch his 2024 presidential campaign, released an announcement campaign advertisement, and appeared on a live Twitter space with Elon Musk to discuss his plans. Now that he’s in the race, DeSantis poses the biggest threat to former President Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination.
And DeSantis is doing more than just reforming policy in his own state to deal with the fallout of the border crisis. Recently, he sent Florida law enforcement to the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to help deal with the situation.
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