DeSantis Slams The Door On Biden’s Desire To Resettle Palestinians In U.S.
UNITED STATES - APRIL 14: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) speaks during a convocation at Liberty University's Vines Center in Lynchburg, Va., on Friday, April 14, 2023.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said this week that the state will not support President Joe Biden’s desire to bring in Palestinians to the U.S. as refugees.

CBS News reported that several federal agencies have weighed various options for how to “resettle Palestinians from Gaza” inside the U.S.

The plan relies heavily on cooperation from Egypt, which has thus far refused to take in Palestinians and has erected a large wall to keep them out of Egypt.

Those who qualify would be flown to the U.S. with refugee status, the report said, which entitles them to “permanent residency, resettlement benefits like housing assistance and a path to American citizenship.”

DeSantis said at press conference on Wednesday that he didn’t think Biden “crazy enough” to want to import Palestinians into the U.S., the overwhelming majority of whom support terrorism and hate the U.S.

“That is not in this country’s interest,” he said. “What we’ve seen over there — and we’ve seen the reflections in our own society of people out protesting in favor of Hamas terrorists, these are people that cooked babies in ovens while they were raping the baby’s mothers, executing elderly people — we forget about what happened that day on October 7.”

“And to take people from that part of the world and import those blood feuds to this country, that is not in your interest or your family’s interest,” he continued. “We should not be importing people in from the Gaza Strip. And so I hope that that report is wrong. I think if he does that, it is not going to be something that benefits the United States of America. If anything, it’ll just exacerbate a lot of the problems that we’re seeing now.”

The governor called what was happening on college campuses a “sickness” that needs to be dealt with.

“And so I think part of what we need to do to unify the country going forward is to have people that actually want to assimilate into America, that actually believe in our founding principles, not people that just want to replicate a lot of these blood feuds that we see in other parts of the world,” he said. “So our view in Florida on bringing in people from Gaza is no, we do not want to do that here in the state of Florida.”



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