States are leading the way on countering the various Biden Regime Administrative Amnesties; at first it was mostly State Attorneys General challenging and beating the Biden Regime in Federal courts on various amnesties. Then Governors started to get in on the action. After Governor Ron DeSantis openly criticized Governor Greg Abbott on his less than convincing response to the border zerg rush and volunteered Florida law enforcement and National Guard troops, Governor Abbott was forced to take more decisive action on illegal aliens. Soon after criticism from Governor DeSantis, Governor Abbott was forced to begin building a barbed wire and shipping container wall along the Rio Grande.
Governor DeSantis has been the force and conscience behind pushing Governor Abbott into taking stronger action on the border issues. Sadly, Governor Abbott is mostly all hat and no cattle, but he can respond to public and other political pressure, with Governor DeSantis’ call for Governor Abbott to deport illegals caught entering illegally. Now, that is a controversial issue. Technically only an immigration officer as designated by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can deport an illegal alien, but with the current designation of the zerg rush at the border as an invasion, there are legal openings for Governors to use their inherent and Constitutional authority to stop and push back invaders. The technical issue here is that the aliens are not being deported but pushed back as those invading the United States, which would be an inherent power of the States to repel an invasion, as authorized by the Constitution.
Governor DeSantis has also taken physical action against invaders. As the zerg rush has turned to the sea, invaders are landing in Florida, mostly from Haiti and Cuba, but with many different nationalities on their rickety boats, with DeSantis ordering police and the Florida National Guard to arrest the illegals. The question has arisen: What should Governor DeSantis do about this? Some have implied that Governor DeSantis should start deporting those invaders; suggested by some who should know better than to use “deportation” as the operative action. Governors, State law enforcement, and the National Guard working in their State capacity cannot “deport” illegal aliens. As above, they can push back invaders, but in the case of Florida, pushback is a little more difficult: illegal aliens cannot be forced to wade back over the Florida Straits to Cuba or Haiti, as they can be forced to over the Rio Grande. And it would be bad public relations to try. We might have too many pictures of invaders eaten by sharks or downed.
Thankfully, it appears that the Biden Regime has not returned to wet-foot dry-foot as regards to Cubans and Haitians, and that Cubans and Haitians who land are being returned, though this cannot be confirmed. Of note is that Florida police officers are detaining illegal aliens who land from boats and turning those aliens over the Border Patrol with no objection from the Biden Regime, so State enforcement of immigration laws appears to be legal or at least tolerated. The reason appears to be that the Biden Regime does not want the bad public relations of another Mariel Boatlift.
But back to DeSantis and what he can. We now have Governor DeSantis’ response. He has gone to a jujitsu move. Instead of the bad PR of forcing Cubans and Haitians to attempt to swim back, he has pivoted to the Slave Power magnet, turning that off in Florida.
Florida is threatening to suspend licenses for businesses failing to provide proof of E-Verify compliance, which ensures they are not employing illegal immigrants. It comes as part of its greater effort to protect Florida residents and their jobs as the nation faces a mass immigration crisis on the southern border.
The Department of Economic Opportunity sent letters to several businesses, flagging the various companies for “repeat non-responsiveness” to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
“If you persist and fail to respond to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), there will be significant consequences,” the letters reads [sic], warning that the notice serves as the “final opportunity to respond before consequences are initiated.”[Florida Threatens to Suspend Licenses of Businesses Failing to Provide Proof of E-Verify Compliance, by Hannah Bleau, Breitbart, January 16, 2023]
Check-mate to Governor DeSantis. He avoided the sticky issue of pushback into shark infested waters, outfoxed the Biden Regime on their work-site amnesty, and becomes the leader on State level immigration enforcement by Governors. Kudos to Governor DeSantis, but what is your next move? Americans thank you for this action, but expect more.
How about putting the Florida National Guard on armed vessels and intercepting zerg rush boats at sea, and pushing them back or turned over to the U.S. Coast Guard for repatriation? The Coast Guard is still returning invaders caught at sea to Haiti and Gitmo.
Perhaps the Florida Wildlife Commission Division of Law Enforcement should deploy their Blue Water Navy to the Straits of Florida to repel the invasion?
Florida Wildlife Commission Department of Law Enforcement Blue Water Navy