The decision by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to transport migrants from the border to New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. angered White House officials who were already upset by Texas Governor Greg Abbott's plan to do the same.
Although it is unclear what the Biden administration can do to prevent Republican governors, Axios reports that officials are anticipated to address the matter on Friday morning.
According to NBC News, there is "friction" about what to deal with the influx of migrants at the southern border between Biden White House officials and Department of Homeland Security officials.
DHS authorities want to airlift immigrants to the northern border in order to relieve strain on the southern facilities, which are already overcrowded.
However, the White House has slowed down preparations for a planned means of moving migrants around the nation.
DeSantis and Abbott were accused of "kidnapping" by the Democratic governor of California, Gavin Newson, who made the announcement on social media.
“Clearly, transporting families, including children, across state lines under false pretences is morally reprehensible, but it may also be illegal,” he said.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, referred any inquiries concerning legal measures in reaction to Republican migrant transports to the Department of Justice while upholding the current "process" for dealing with immigrants entering the country.
She told reporters on Thursday, "We have had a process in place. “There’s a legal way of doing this and for managing migrants.”
According to DHS data provided to NBC and Axios, the number of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is getting close to 8,000 per day.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Breit Bart.