Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

DeSantis Looking for Ways Florida Can Help Deter Illegal Immigration  

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DEL RIO, Texas—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he’s looking at “all available options” at the state level to deter and deport illegal immigrants, especially those planning to reside in Florida. “We’re trying to figure out what all our options are because if there’s not a deterrent—and I’m a big supporter of the border wall, don’t get me wrong—but if there aren’t policies backing that up to enforce the law, then you’re still going to have people who are going to find some way to get in and violate the law,” DeSantis told The Epoch Times on July 17. DeSantis met with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other state officials in the border town of Del Rio, which has become the second-busiest illegal crossing sector along the southwest border. Border Patrol has apprehended more than 111,500 illegal aliens in the sector from February through June. Almost 615,000 individuals have been apprehended …

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