The Florida Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and his request for a statewide grand jury to investigate illegal immigration.
The decision follows an announcement last month that Florida would seek to reduce the number of people living illegally in the state.
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It’s about safety
“By fulfilling our request to impanel a grand jury, the Florida Supreme Court has enabled the State of Florida to take the next step in fighting back against Biden’s disastrous border policies,” said Larry Keefe, senior advisor to the Governor for public safety.
“This grand jury will allow us to gather critical information on the harmful consequences of illegal immigration on our state, including the prevalence of human trafficking and smuggling and the flow of illicit drugs like fentanyl within our borders,” he added.
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A long-term problem
DeSantis visited the nation’s southern border last summer after sending Florida law enforcement officers to assist with operations.
“The drugs that are coming in affect us, and then just the sheer number of people,” DeSantis said.
“If (Biden is) letting all these people in, and they’re going to all communities across our country, just think how many schools are going to be overwhelmed, other health care, other types of public services, just because they can’t keep control of the border,” he added.
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The news is big, as the model could be replicated in other conservative-led states to curb illegal immigration.
The move also highlights the weaknesses of the Biden administration on immigration just months ahead of the nation’s midterm elections.