Quick! Name one thing Joe Biden and the deep state puppets that manipulate him have done to benefit the residents of Florida and Nassau County. Yeh, I couldn’t either.
While Biden’s inventory of beneficial programs is nonexistent the list of abuse and dishonesty his pathetic administration has leveled at Florida is extensive. Florida’s no-nonsense governor, Ron DeSantis, is combatting much of the incoming damage and alerting Floridians to the federal barrage of destructive behavior and legislation.
But like Starship Enterprise’s deflector shield, some harmful elements manage to get through and do damage.
Biden’s blatant disregard for the country’s borders and his ignorance and dismal performance on critical issues such as inflation, crime, taxes, the federal deficit, the supply chain, the pandemic, Afghanistan, etc. are having a local impact despite the governor’s best efforts.
One of the most egregious is Biden’s open border policies that are seriously infecting local children and schools. Thousands of unvetted illegal aliens invading the wide-open southern border from countries all over the world are being flown into Jacksonville by the federal government and being disbursed around the country, mostly to deeply Republican states. Many are infesting communities surrounding Jacksonville, including Nassau County.
People on these mysterious flights haven’t been vetted for criminal back grounds or tested for Covid. We don’t know who they are or where they come from.
Many are deposited in our local school districts including Nassau County.
I was alerted to a local resident’s concerns that a non-English speaking “illegal” who appears to be in his early 20’s and claims he’s 17, was enrolled as a freshman at Fernandina Beach High School. This parent is concerned for her young daughter’s safety.
How is this happening? How many other undocumented illegals are co-mingling with local students in the Nassau County School System?
I asked Nassau County School Superintendent Dr. Kathy Burns. She was very forthcoming, telling me that there are some 208 “English Language Learners” K-12 in the Nassau County system, with 33 at Fernandina Beach High School. She said the last time one of these students was enrolled at FBHS was in September. Biden’s middle-of-the-night flights started in July or August, maybe earlier.
Local tax payers are also footing the bill for translators for these people. Dr. Burns tells me bi-lingual “paras” are provided to the non-English speakers in 19 languages.
Who are they, where are they from and how old are these “students”? She can’t say. Probably because she doesn’t know and that’s not her fault. She’s not hiding anything. It’s Biden and his deep state federal operatives that are infecting our school system and dumping the “who knows who’s” into local classrooms.
Under U.S. Supreme Court precedent, Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982), the State of Florida may not deny primary or secondary public education to illegal alien children.
Data from a Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau statistsics indicates there are 772,000 “unauthorized” immigrants in Florida. This does not include the more than 20,000 dumped into the state by Biden since he began flying them into Jacksonville from the wide-open southern border just a few months ago. The number is probably much higher, and more are arriving daily, with transportation paid for by U.S. tax payers.
This past October Rand Corporation reported that as many as 321,000 undocumented children were enrolled in the nation’s public schools between late 2016 and 2019, just ahead of the more recent and dramatic surge in illegals from Central America, Mexico, Afghanistan, Haiti, etc.
Roughly 75 percent of kids cited in a recent RAND Corporation study landed in just 10 states, including California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Louisiana. Their arrival prompted the need for additional hires: RAND calculated that seven states would need at least 2,000 more teachers and other personnel to maintain student-staff ratios.
Parents upset by this alarming situation can express their displeasure this coming November during the mid-term elections, write to their elected officials, speak out at local school board sessions, and most importantly stop voting for Democrats.
Governor DeSantis Hits Back: Governor DeSantis accurately accused President Biden of running a “human smuggling operation” with the administration’s secret migrant flights into Jacksonville during an appearance this past Monday, December 13, on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” and at a December 10 press conference.
Saying the state has a “responsibility to stand up for the rule of law,” DeSantis said last week his office will propose a “series of legislative reforms” that will include barring any contractors who helped the Biden administration transport migrants into and across Florida from future contracts with the state.
“The border is obviously a disaster, and some people say, ‘Well, that’s a problem for Texas or Arizona.’ Well, actually, the Biden administration puts people on planes and flies them into Florida in the wee hours of the morning,” DeSantis said. “They’ve done over 70 flights in the last six months, dump people here. And we had — a few weeks ago — one of those people that Biden dumped, ended up committing a murder in northeast Florida. So, these are crimes that would not have happened but for Biden’s recklessness.”
The murder DeSantis referred to was a Jacksonville father of four killed by an illegal “smuggled” here on Biden’s midnight express.
“Our view is, if they’re going to be dumping — we want to be able to facilitate transfer to places like Delaware, and we have $8 million in my new budget to be able to do that,” he continued. “But we also look to these carriers that the federal government is contracting with, and we are going to pass legislation that says, if you are facilitating Biden’s policies, which is effectively a mass human smuggling operation, you are not going to be able to do business with the state of Florida or other local governments, and we are going to charge you restitution for each individual that you are bringing.”
DeSantis said in addition to the drugs and crime that come with the influx of illegal immigrants, the state has to deal with “health care costs, education, all of the services that get taxed because of Biden’s reckless policies and so we have a responsibility to fight back, and that’s what we’re doing.”
Prepare Your Guest Room Joe: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis set $8 million in his 2022–23 budget to transport illegal immigrants out of Florida reports The Epoch Times.
He proposed the spending in the Freedom First Budget to protect against harm resulting from illegal immigration. The spending may include the transportation of unauthorized aliens located in Florida.
“In yesterday’s budget, I put in $8 million for us to be able to transport people illegally [in the United States] out of the state of Florida,” he said during a press conference on Friday, December 10.
The governor listed Delaware, Biden’s home state, and Martha’s Vineyard, where former President Barack Obama owns a mansion, as potential destinations to relocate the illegals.
“If you sent illegal immigrants to Delaware or Martha’s Vineyard or some of these places, that border would be secure the next day,” he said.
The White House and The Obama Foundation didn’t respond to requests for comments from The Epoch Times.
DeSantis also encouraged more counties to participate in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) 287(g) program, under which individuals who have been arrested on criminal charges and are being booked into the county jails are asked about their immigration status.
Other proposed measures to reduce the harm of illegal immigrants include listing convicted illegal aliens on a public website.
DeSantis threatened to send illegal immigrants to Delaware back in November. He said his office is looking at legal avenues after his administration alleged that about 70 flights of illegal aliens were sent to Jacksonville, Florida, after being picked up by agents along the U.S.–Mexico border.
“We’re going to get together and figure out what we can do in the immediate term to protect folks in Florida,” DeSantis told reporters, noting that his options are limited because the federal government controls the immigration policies and actions.
But “if they’re not doing that,” DeSantis added, “then clearly the state should be able to come in and provide protection, and so that’s what we’re going to be looking to do.”
“If they’re going to come here, we’ll provide buses,” DeSantis said, before proclaiming, “I will send them to Delaware.”
He said his office will be proposing a “series of legislative reforms” to address illegal immigration and push back on President Biden’s immigration agenda including a move to bar any contractors who helped the Biden administration transport migrants into and across Florida from future contracts with the state.
“We have a responsibility to stand up for the rule of law,” DeSantis said.
Biden’s Department of Homeland Security confirmed that it expects more than two million illegal immigrants to cross the border by the end of this year.
As usual no local media are reporting on this issue. Either they approve of it or are totally inept, possibly a combination of both.
Meanwhile Back At The Ranch: Our current slate of Fernandina City Commissioners have outdone themselves yet again. The “ole Professor who knows more than most about city hall silliness, felt like a mosquito in a nudist colony at last week’s Commission session, with so many targets he hardly knew where to begin.
He said: “If you attended or watched that Commission meeting you, like myself, would be left wondering how five grown men can argue so much over the simple task of selecting volunteers offering to serve on advisory boards.”
He observed that the whole process was confrontational, obstinate, and childish beyond belief. Even the city’s slavish slobbering newsletter, the Fernandina Observer, appeared conflicted with Suanne Thamm penning an article “Who’s On First?” calling out the embarrassing episode in blow-by-blow detail.
“If these gentlemen cannot perform such a simple task, how can they be trusted to make more significant decisions?’ asks the ‘ole professor. Yeh, particularly when we’re talking about muti-million-dollar taxpayer funded waterfront projects, pricey golf course, airport and marina decisions, and much more. Good grief!
“Unfortunately, this group remains in office for another year, and given performance to date, we, the citizens of this city, must be ever vigilant of their behavior, and, more importantly, demand that any major decisions await the next Commission panel,” he added.
The ‘ole Professor says these folks have lost our trust.
Breaking News: Governor DeSantis has proposed legislation that would allow parents and teachers to sue schools, and employees to sue employers who make them participate in policies or teaching involving the principles of critical race theory reports The Epoch Times. He has already banned the teaching of CRT in public schools.
The proposed Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (Stop WOKE) Act would be the first legislation of its kind in the nation, his office said, and would take on corporate “wokeness” and CRT in schools in a way that would allow employees and parents to push back.
“Nobody wants this!” DeSantis said about CRT.
The legislation would make clear that corporations and public sector employers violate the Florida Civil Rights Act when they subject their employees to training that espouses stereotypes based on race or sex, reported The Epoch Times.
It would also recognize CRT training, under the “guise of professional development,” to be a discriminatory practice in education—in K-12 schools as well as colleges and universities—and would require districts and schools to adhere to professional development frameworks “consistent with Florida’s lawful and publicly adopted state standards.”
“No taxpayer dollars should be used to teach our kids to hate our country, or to hate each other,” DeSantis said.
The legislation would give parents the ability to file lawsuits “to enforce the prohibition on CRT, and they get to recover attorney’s fees when they prevail, which is very important,” he said.
Instead of CRT, DeSantis wants students to be taught about the country’s founding documents and principles, so he’s introducing a plan for high school students to prepare for and take an exam, “like the citizenship exam that naturalized immigrants have to take.”
“Because at the end of the day, everybody that comes through our school system will go into a variety of different fields, but everyone’s going to be an American citizen, and they’re going to have duties and responsibilities. And they need to understand what that means. And they need to understand the principles that our country was founded upon.”
As part of his push to reinvigorate civics education in Florida schools, DeSantis announced a plan in his proposed budget to award $3,000 bonuses to teachers who earn a certification that shows they’re prepared to teach American civics with excellence.