He believes President's migrant relocation program is at fault
On November 10, Governor DeSantis took to Fox News to share his opinion that the recent murder of a Jacksonville man at the hands of Honduran immigrant, Yery Noel Medina Ulloa was President Biden's fault.
DeSantis alleged that the accused murderer was one of many who've been relocated across the country, away from the US-Mexico border on clandestine flights set up by the Biden administration to ease pressure on the border states.
During the interview, Ron DeSantis told Sean Hannity that in his opinion, Biden was responsible for Cuellar's death for having let him remain in the country and for bringing him to Florida.
Earlier this week, Florida's governor had threatened that Florida would refuse to accept the relocation of illegal immigrants into the state.
The murderer killed his sponsor
It appears that Ulloa, aged 24 had initially managed to remain in the US by claiming that he was only 17 years of age. He was relocated to Florida in October, claiming that his uncle lived there. The 'uncle' in question, Javier Cuellar, became his sponsor and was also later killed by Ulloa. Whether Cuellar and Ulloa were actually related are yet to be clarified.
Governor DeSantis has been taking an active interest in the US-Mexico border crisis, ever since he responded to the joint plea for support from Republican governors of Texas and Arizona. He provided law enforcement officers on loan to assist on the ground, and has repeatedly called for action from the Biden administration to resolve the issue.
His latest suggestion is that if the flow of immigrants isn't going to be stopped, then they should instead be sent to Delaware - the President's home state.
“If they’re going to come here, we’ll provide buses and send them to Delaware. If he’s not going to secure the border, then he should have everyone there!” - Governor Ron DeSantis
Was it Biden's fault?
Governor DeSantis feels that the buck stops with the president for this murder, and had this to say:
"One of the illegals that Biden flew in committed a murder in Florida recently. That individual who died would be alive had Biden not been doing this. So this is really serious stuff." - Gov. DeSantis
While murders unfortunately happen every day, it seems that the victim in this case would still be alive if Ulloa hadn't been allowed to remain in the USA and relocated to Florida. The case also adds weight to the unfortunate and incorrect narrative that all immigrants are out to cause harm - but that likely matters little at this point to the family of Javier Cuellar who are mourning his loss.
What do you think about the relocation of immigrants to Florida from the border states? Do you think Governor DeSantis is acting responsibly but wanting to push back on having immigrants in Florida, or should a more humane approach be adopted? Let me know in the comments section below.