DeSantis signs immigration bill, jabs Biden

The new law will require hospitals to collect data on patients’ immigration status, among other provisions.
FILE – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to a crowd at Adventure Outdoors gun store, Thursday, March 30, 2023, in Smyrna, Ga. DeSantis, who is widely expected to announce a campaign and is seen as former President Donald Trump’s top rival, accused prosecutors of stretching the law to target an opponent. But his remarks came a week after DeSantis took a shot at the tawdry circumstances underlying the case when asked to comment on it. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) Wednesday attacked President Joe Biden over his immigration policies in a likely preview of a presidential stump speech to come as he signed far-reaching legislation clamping down on illegal immigration. 

“We’ve got massive problems at our southern border with Mexico,” DeSantis said at a bill signing ceremony. “This is a responsibility that [Biden] has defaulted on really from day one of his presidency. … He is charged with ensuring the safety and security of this country. He’s charged with ensuring that the laws are faithfully executed and he has refused to meet that obligation.”

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