The Florida governor called the bipartisan agreement, which would grant the Biden administration authority to close the border if crossings exceed certain levels, “a farce,” claiming that President Joe Biden already has that power.
“He could declare it a national emergency,” DeSantis said. “He could stop the invasion cold if he wanted to. He does not want to. He wants to let people in.”
The deal is part of a broader spending bill that would provide aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Conservatives, such as DeSantis, who oppose it claim it allows too many illegal immigrants to enter the United States — up to 1.8 million per year.
“I think the appropriate number