DeSantis orders Florida higher education to waive requirements for Jewish transfer students

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has directed Florida higher education institutions to make it easier for Jewish students to transfer to a Sunshine State school, saying the state will welcome them with “open arms.”

DeSantis addressed the recent rise in reports of antisemitism during his State of the State address on Tuesday, adding that Florida has “stood up” to protect Jewish schools and students on university campuses while other institutions “have simply failed.” 

“This week, Jewish students across the country are returning to campuses that have outright condoned antisemitism. Over the coming months, they’ll have a tough decision to make. Do they pack up and leave, or do they stay and continue to endure a hostile environment?” DeSantis said. “And if they do decide to come to Florida, I can tell
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