EAGLE PASS, Tx. — During a campaign stop in Eagle Pass, Texas, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a plan to secure the U.S. southern border and end "Biden's border crisis."

Calling it a “No Excuses” plan, DeSantis focuses on stopping additional immigrants, building the wall, holding cartels accountable, and working with states to enforce the law.

“Joe Biden’s dereliction of duty has made our southern border a disaster zone. The Biden Administration is the critical link in an illegal transnational human smuggling syndicate,” Gov. DeSantis said in a release. “For decades, leaders from both parties have produced empty promises on border security, and now it is time to act to stop the invasion once and for all. As president, I will declare a national emergency on day one and will not rest until we build the wall, shut down illegal entry, and win the war against the drug cartels. No excuses. We will get it done.”

He called for the end of birthright citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants born in America, and said he would empower states to enforce immigration laws. 

"I think part of our policy here is incentivizing, bringing children across the border. I would do just the opposite. I would say we are not going to be doing this. The children need to stay with their parents on the other side of the border. And once you just make that policy clear, it will stop happening," DeSantis said. 

One political analyst says DeSantis may see the issue as a way to gain traction when it comes to a top issue for primary voters. 

"Ron DeSantis has wanted to try to run to the right of Donald Trump on a number of different issues. And immigration is one of them. He likes to tout that he had a very strict immigration policy passed while he was governor, which gives him something to show to people," said George Washington University Professor Todd Belt.

Belt says DeSantis’ move will likely make other candidates have to answer specifics on what their immigration plans are. 

"One of the things that this does is it really creates more saliency of this for this issue among the field. It’s going to be a question now that's going to be asked when they get on the stage together, and everybody's going to have to say what their plan for immigration is," Belt said.

According to the release, details of DeSantis’ ‘Secure Our Border’ plan include:

NO EXCUSES: Stop the Invasion

If elected president, DeSantis will secure operational control of our border.

  • End catch-and-release: Immigrants that cross illegally will be detained until your hearing date.
  • Reimpose Remain in Mexico: Immigrants that arrive at a port of entry on the US-Mexico border claiming asylum will not enter the United States while your claim is being processed.
  • Increase Border Patrol pay to boost recruiting and ensure the Border Patrol has the necessary staffing to stop crossings.
  • Have DHS conduct a recruitment campaign targeting former military members and police officers for positions at CBP and ICE.
  • Take action to end the idea that the children of illegal aliens are entitled to birthright citizenship if they are born in the United States. Dangling the prize of citizenship to the future offspring of illegal immigrants is a major driver of illegal migration, according to the release, which says is inconsistent with the original understanding of 14th Amendment, and that DeSantis will force the courts and Congress to finally address this failed policy.
  • Close the Flores loophole that incentivizes child trafficking.
  • Tax remittances from illegal aliens, with exemptions for U.S. citizens and lawfully present foreign nationals, and penalize countries attempting evasion.
  • End the use of Notices to Report and any government funding for non-citizen travel.
  • End the abuse of prosecutorial discretion and parole authority in immigration-related cases and deport criminal aliens.
  • Work with Congress and through further executive actions to strengthen and enforce E-Verify.
  • Defund and prosecute entities that aid or conspire to violate U.S. immigration laws.
  • Seek changes from Congress to strengthen penalties for human trafficking, smuggling, and reoccurring illegal reentry.
  • Deport visa overstays.
  • Allow ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officers to do their jobs and focus on illegal alien entries under Biden’s border crisis and those with criminal records.
  • Cease funding the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations engaged in facilitating illegal alien processing, human smuggling, and encouraging mass migration on behalf of the Biden administration while seeking to reprogram that money for ICE operations.
  • Direct the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security to reinstate Asylum Cooperative Agreements with Northern Triangle Countries immediately.
  • Seek changes to give immigration judges summary disposition authority and require DOJ to greatly narrow conditions for continuance, motions, and administrative appeals.
  • Sanction and restrict visas of countries who do not accept deportees.
  • Work with Panama to close the Darien Gap to prevent future caravans from South American and prevent Chinese control of the Panama Canal.
  • Establish priorities under the Development Finance Corporation to seek areas of opportunity with returned workforces in Central and South America for supply chain nearshoring and cooperative agreements to end migration patterns.
  • Seek additional resources for CBP personnel and technology on America’s northern border.

NO EXCUSES: Build the Wall

If elected president, Ron DeSantis will build the wall. No excuses.

  • Use the military to assist the border patrol on day one, and they will continue to help until the wall is built.
  • Get Congressional funds to secure 600 miles open along the US-Mexico border.
  • Additional funds needed for fiber optic security systems, lighting, and sensors for the system that CBP agents need to do their jobs.
  • Order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear Carrizo cane and build navigable roads along the Rio Grande for CBP border security operations.
  • According to the release, walls work — Israel built a 152-mile-long fence along its border with Egypt. Once completed, illegal crossings dropped by more than 99% year-over-year.

NO EXCUSES: Hold Cartels Accountable

If elected president, Ron DeSantis will hold the Mexican drug cartels accountable.

  • Declare the Mexican drug cartels to be Transnational Criminal Organizations. He will authorize sanctions on cartels, cartel leaders, and other entities known to do business with the cartels. And we will strengthen penalties for those who traffic in fentanyl, as well as those American citizens who work with the cartels.
  • Set up a Joint Counter-Cartel Task Force to direct and prioritize anti-cartel intelligence gathering and actions by our law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
  • Convene the Organization of American States to announce new diplomatic, economic, and security initiatives to deter violent cartel activity.
  • Authorize appropriate rules of engagement at the border so that those trying to smuggle drugs into the United States are met with the use of force. According to the release, right now, cartel operatives cut through portions of the border wall with impunity and poison our communities with dangerous drugs; DeSantis claims that ends on January 20, 2025.
  • And if the Mexican government drags its feet, the release stated, DeSantis will reserve the right to operate across the border to secure our territory from Mexican cartel activities. If the Mexican government won’t stop cartel drug manufacturing, DeSantis will surge resources to the Navy and the Coast Guard and block precursor chemicals from entering Mexican ports.

NO EXCUSES: Work with States to Enforce the Law

If elected president, DeSantis will stop DOJ from suing states when they enforce immigration laws.

  • Instead uphold their Article I authority to defend their state against invasion.
  • Impose firm penalties on sanctuary jurisdictions. If these lawless jurisdictions try to thwart federal immigration law, DeSantis will cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to them.
  • Seek funding to reimburse states who have been forced by the border crisis to take the direct costs.
  • Remove illegal aliens from census apportionment calculations.

DeSantis recently signed Senate Bill 1718 in May, aimed at curbing illegal immigration, and would make it a felony to transport people who are living in the country illegally.

Last week, the governor also directed Florida law enforcement agencies to aid in the border crisis.