Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican from Florida, played on immigration fears during a Hurricane Ian press briefing. Hurricane Ian was a Category 4 hurricane that hit Florida’s west coast last week, destroying multiple counties and causing immense damage. Over 100 people have been reported to have been killed by the hurricane with search-and-rescue teams still underway.
DESANTIS: “We've had four looters that were arrested, I guess a couple days ago, and they need to be brought to justice and we're not going to tolerate it. But you know three of the four are illegal aliens and so these are people that are foreigners. They are there illegally in our country and not only that, they try to loot and ransack in the aftermath of a natural disaster. I mean, they should be prosecuted but they need to be sent back to their home country. They should not be here at all.”