(ConservativeHub.com) – On February 23, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a number of new proposals that would aim to curb illegal immigration within his state. The new proposals introduced were also contrasted against President Biden’s immigration policies.
During a news conference in Jacksonville, Florida, DeSantis claimed that the U.S. is “unable to control its own borders,” according to Fox News. He added that during the past two years, there have been millions of people who have crossed the US border. He continued to say that China also recently flew a balloon over the United States which “humiliate(d)” the country. DeSantis attacked Biden’s immigration policies calling them “reckless.” He also announced a number of new initiatives that would help strengthen immigration laws.
As part of his new proposal, DeSantis suggested that all state employers should be required to use e-verification as confirmation of their legal status. He added that voters should be required to provide proof that they are citizens of the United States.
DeSantis reiterated during his speech that while they wanted to have more people voting, they wanted to ensure that everyone who was voting was doing so legally and that those who are not citizens of the U.S. should not be allowed to vote in elections.
As part of his immigration proposals, DeSantis also suggested that the charge should increase to a third-degree felony for anyone who moves migrants through Florida illegally. He also promised to stop local governments from funding nonprofit organizations to help create ID cards for those who are within the country illegally.
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