There have been reports that President Joe Biden is considering implementing domestic travel restrictions in the U.S. for the ostensible purpose of stopping the spread of COVID-19. However, at the same time, Biden has also allegedly been allowing illegal aliens to enter the U.S. without being tested for the virus and proving that they aren’t sick.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was having none of it and recently called out the Biden administration for its rank and blatant hypocrisy.
DeSantis Slams Biden Hypocrisy on Illegal Immigrants
In an interview on Sunday, February 14, DeSantis began discussing the possibility that the Biden administration may implement travel restrictions in the U.S. He said that the move “would be unconstitutional” and that it would effectively be a “political attack against Florida” — both because such a thing would place severe restrictions on the liberties of Floridians and because significant parts of Florida depend on tourism, including tourism coming from other parts of the U.S.
Furthermore, DeSantis said, “Florida schools have been open the whole year… [E]very worker has the right to earn a living and put food on the table, and every business has a right to operate.”
Biden’s domestic travel restrictions, if implemented, would override Florida’s own policies and would be an infringement on its sovereignty. DeSantis regards this as wrong, especially given that “our state is doing very well compared to these other states” in dealing with COVID-19.
Continuing on a similar theme, DeSantis was later asked about reports that the Biden administration was not bothering to screen newly arriving illegal immigrants for COVID-19. Biden has said that he plans to grant all 11 million illegals currently in the U.S. amnesty and that he would be much laxer on immigration enforcement than former President Trump was.
When asked for his thought on this, DeSantis said that it was “all political.” He called the incongruity between the two policies “a huge contradiction” and said that it “stinks to high heaven.”
“So, he’s opening the border. He’s letting illegals pour in. They’re not doing any COVID tests. They’re just coming into the communities. We have no idea what type of COVID or other things they may be carrying,” said DeSantis.
This combination of policies — laxity for illegal immigrants but draconian travel restrictions for Americans — is a stark reminder of the real priorities of Biden and the left.