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Florida sues Biden administration over immigration policy

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It’s clear that under this administration, just like the citizens left behind in Afghanistan, the border as been abandoned. If Biden’s going to sit on his thumbs all day, other elected officials will have to take action.

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I would say the Federal Government has no legal ability to task state agencies in any way. It would be up to the Federal Government to arrange for the settlement of immigrants granted residence in the US. However the state cannot actively obstruct Federal efforts or try to make them illegal. In general Federal agencies are never bound by state laws when those laws conflict with Federal law. That is true over a wide range of matters from pay and benefits for Federal workers that often fall below the requirements of some state's labor laws (examples are overtime rules and use of lose vacation time, some state prohibit use or lose rules), to the detail that states cannot enforce state laws on Federal lands.

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Not to mention COVID being spread by the thousands of illegal immigrants Biden has allowed to enter.

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Not to mention COVID being spread by the thousands of illegal immigrants Biden has allowed to enter.

That is a story circulating with nothing behind it, a nice excuse used by some on the right as an excuse to do nothing in the face of a pandemic that is tearing through regions that refuse to do the right things to stop a pandemic such as mandatory mask wearing, social distancing and vaccinations. Show us some research that backs that claim. Not opinion pieces but actual scientific research.

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Not to mention COVID being spread by the thousands of illegal immigrants Biden has allowed to enter.

Exactly, DeSantis is just not going to allow this President to usurp democracy from the Floridians and he can see exactly what this guy is doing by sending thousands of Haitians migrants to his State and the bad thing is, this White House could sadly care less about this poor unfortunate people that have nothing, but this administration promised them they can stay and just sends many of them to Florida and DeSantis isn’t putting up with this WH screwups and plans.

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Of course DeSantis won’t request any federal help when the next hurricane hits Florida, and kills thousands of people, destroys property all over, and causes millions of dollars in damages.

The warped mind of a Trump Republican.

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The largest immigrant groups are Asians. They arrive at airports with valid visas then simply over stay their visa. That is a tougher immigration problem than anything at the southern border.

This is a deflection to get attention away from Biden’s abject failure of a border policy. Even if it’s true, Asians aren’t swarming the border in huge waves and overwhelming and disrupting the system. You’re trying to say, for example, that because there were more suicides than homicides in the United States last year, that America doesn’t have a murder problem. I’m not buying it.

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He’s at it again. I hope Floridians are keeping track of how much time and money is wasted on Desanstis’ political tap dances that lead nowhere. What’s his batting average so far? Won any yet? No.

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“to detain any aircraft, bus, or other vehicle within the State of Florida reasonably believed to be transporting illegal aliens to Florida from the Southwest Border” 

Yeah they tried this in Arizona. It resulted in a lot of legal Latinos being pulled over for the crime of looking Latino and requiring to show proof of citizenship.

It didn't end well for Arpaio.

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“He is completely bonkers and just wants to distract everyday people from real life issues,” she said. “We have an affordable housing crisis, we have climate change to worry about, we have folks that can't find a good paying job. There's so many issues around us and this is what he chooses.”

“Bonkers”, lol. Bingo!

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Yeah they tried this in Arizona. It resulted in a lot of legal Latinos being pulled over for the crime of looking Latino and requiring to show proof of citizenship.

It didn't end well for Arpaio.

Florida is not Arizona. It’s sadly not going to go well for this White House and Floridians.

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We have an affordable housing crisis, we have climate change to worry about, we have folks that can't find a good paying job. There's so many issues around us and this is what he chooses.”

I like what Desantis is doing versus what the democrats are doing. The democratic representative is preaching platitudes and slogans that are akin to the big piece of pie in the sky. Affordable housing, good paying jobs, climate change. All things dems have been preaching for years and that seem to never improve despite years of legislation and funding. I think it’s pretty ironic since many of these dems ridicule religion when they absolutely have their own theology. Desantis, on the other hand, is trying to fix a real problem today.

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Of course DeSantis won’t request any federal help when the next hurricane hits Florida, and kills thousands of people, destroys property all over, and causes millions of dollars in damages.

Or maybe just don't offer him any. "Sorry dude, that's a state-issue. Condolences...."

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Florida filed suit against President Joe Biden's administration Tuesday claiming his immigration policy is illegal, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order barring state agencies from assisting with the relocation of undocumented immigrants arriving in the state.

A poor attempt by desantis to deflect from the massive failure he is facing in his state, schools closed, hospitals at capacity and a population which is able to understand despite their bigoted blinkers, the culpability of the administration in the pandemic sweeping through their state.

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Florida is not Arizona. It’s sadly not going to go well for this White House and Floridians.

Very true dear sir, Florida is a lot paler and older, but then these people are getting affected by the massive failure of desantis on the pandemic. I think despite their limited race based view, they are beginning to understand the failures of this administration.

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More MAGA-theater for the MAGA-Morons....

Anything to change the subject from his bungled COVID response and his "Mission Accomplished" speech six months ago....

Repubs everywhere doing Putin's work for him - trying to destroy American democracy from within...

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Bass: Florida is not Arizona.

The courts ruled that Constitutional rights were violated. I didn't realize that ended at the Florida border.

"He said the sheriff relied on racial profiling and illegal detentions to target Latinos, using their ethnicity as the main basis for suspecting they were in the country illegally. Many of the people targeted were American citizens or legal residents."

Let's see what Ron has in mind for "reasonably believed to be transporting illegal aliens." Maybe they will wear hats saying they are undocumented?

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Very true dear sir, Florida is a lot paler and older, but then these people are getting affected by the massive failure of desantis on the pandemic.

Failure?? Well….

https://miami.cbslocal.com/2021/09/07/covid-hospitalizations-down-in-south-florida-statewide/

I think despite their limited race based view, they are beginning to understand the failures of this administration.

To the left that are trying and failing to get rid of this guy, perhaps.

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Desantis is popular with Trumpites, but he is surprisingly unpopular among other Republicans. Overall ratings are headed down. Florida is not in good shape.

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Desantis is popular with Trumpites, but he is surprisingly unpopular among other Republicans.

Washington establishment Republicans, that is very true, great!

Overall ratings are headed down. Florida is not in good shape.

Yeah, according to the leftist media, not to the people.

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The current Republican Party....

You have the establishment Rotary Club Repubs...

Then there are the rabid crazies, real certified nut cases; Nunes, Gohmert, Hawley, MTG, Gaetz....

Then there are the calculated kooks, who may be the worst....they're not nuts, in fact most are rather cunning - they just act nuts as theater and to appeal to the MAGA-masses....DeSantis, Abbott, Cruz, Rubio, McCarthy....

They don't believe anything they say, they just shout the latest Fox outrage talking points and think the current Repub electorate are weak-minded and easily duped...

They're right...(no pun)....

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Bass,

if you google “Desantis polls” you can easily find the info, from various sources, like Forbes, which is not left-wing.

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Gov DeSantis seems to have missed the part in Constitutional Law about the Supremacy Clause. Unfortunate, that....

Or maybe, just maybe he KNOWS that immigration is a federal issue over which he has no control and he is just trying to score cheap political points?

Say it isn't so! No elected official would seek to be so dishonest and self-interested going into a closer than expected race for re--election, would he?

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Failure?? Well…

Thank you dear sir for acknowledging that vaccinations are helpful.

Though the people who succumbed will find little solace!

To the left that are trying and failing to get rid of this guy, perhaps.

Dear sir not only the left , the ambidextrous also want to get rid of him and you know the best way of doing that, elections!!!

Some of desantis buddies like gaetz re dragging him down , not that he needed any help in that!!!

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DeSantis is just not going to allow this President to usurp democracy from the Floridians 

How exactly is democracy being "usurped"?

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How exactly is democracy being "usurped"?

By the Democrats failed and relentless attempt in trying to demonize this man.

if you google “Desantis polls” you can easily find the info, from various sources, like Forbes, which is not left-wing.

I found quite a few sources and also sources locally and they say nothing of the sort and yes, Forbes has became more left-wing after Steve Forbes left the company.

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Dear sir not only the left , the ambidextrous also want to get rid of him

We keep hearing that in the same way Beto kept saying Texas will be Blue. Lol

Some of desantis buddies like gaetz re dragging him down , not that he needed any help in that!!!

Uh-huh, trying to get rid of DeSantis is about the same is trying to get rid of Gavin Newson.

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We keep hearing that in the same way Beto kept saying Texas will be Blue. Lol

Aren't you the guy who says that Democratic voters from California and New York are moving to Texas in droves? What do you think will happen when lefties move into Texas and start voting?

I found quite a few sources and also sources locally and they say nothing of the sort

Please do share your sources.

By the Democrats failed and relentless attempt in trying to demonize this man.

You think being opposed to a Republican politician is an attempt to usurp democracy?

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Aren't you the guy who says that Democratic voters from California and New York are moving to Texas in droves? What do you think will happen when lefties move into Texas and start voting?

it seems like they’re getting away from their own mess that they created and now they learn the error of their wicked ways

You think being opposed to a Republican politician is an attempt to usurp democracy?

By a Washington establishment politician, yes

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We keep hearing that in the same way Beto kept saying Texas will be Blue. Lol

Dear sir, Texas will be empty quite soon the way ab bot is going. People and companies are leaving in droves. Even the republicans dont want to have anything to do with that state. My very good friend, a republican from Texas, told me that.!!!

Uh-huh, trying to get rid of DeSantis is about the same is trying to get rid of Gavin Newson.

But sir, you had predicted that Newsom would lose!!!

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good, stop sending all the "sick" and not COVID tested (in the words of Mayorkis, DHS) illegal immigrants to Florida.

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Dear sir, Texas will be empty quite soon the way ab bot is going.

Been hearing that since 1992

People and companies are leaving in droves.

Hardly

https://www.hi-reit.com/moving-to-texas/

But sir, you had predicted that Newsom would lose!!!

No, I hoped that he would lose

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Been hearing that since 1992

You'll not hear about it in a few years, once it turns blue or empty.

Hardly

Agree, hardly anyone will be left.

No, I hoped that he would lose

Well sir doesn't' look like you have much to hope for!!!

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You'll not hear about it in a few years, once it turns blue or empty.

Yeah, been hearing that since 1992

Agree, hardly anyone will be left.

From the liberals leaving, sounds about right.

Well sir doesn't' look like you have much to hope for!!!

Its a California echo chamber like Texas is a conservative one.

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Yeah, been hearing that since 1992

You'll not hear about it in a few years, once it turns blue or empty.

From the liberals leaving, sounds about right.

You mean there are only liberals left in Texas, amazing!!!

Its a California echo chamber like Texas is a conservative one.

But you just said there are only liberals left in Texas!!!

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