Florida lawmakers have approved a bill to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.
According to Axios, the bill would “set aside $10 million for the program” to transport the migrants to Democrat states and cities.
The bill is now headed to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ desk who will be signing it into law.
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The program faced intense backlash after Florida officials were accused of misleading migrants and promising false incentives. The bill, which would set aside $10 million for the program, now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who is expected to sign it into law.
DeSantis and other Republicans have argued that the program is an effective way of tackling a surge in migration to the U.S.-Mexico border that has overwhelmed southern states, but immigration advocates counter that the practice is dehumanizing and uses migrants as political pawns.
The governor faced scrutiny after he used state funding to fly migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard even though the program only set aside money to relocate migrants from within Florida.
Despite the bill’s success, legal challenges are ahead.
A current lawsuit contests the constitutionality of the law by pointing out that the budget language for the program only mentions aiding the transportation of migrants out of Florida, not necessarily Texas.