The U.S. controversial border bill unveiled this week by the Senate has been slammed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for being a legalization of illegal immigration.

During a press conference on Monday, DeSantis called the bill “a farce” put together by people with “contempt” for U.S. taxpayers.

“We have a huge issue in this country on our southern border. You can’t be a country if you don’t maintain control of your own territory… And they have now unveiled a piece of legislation in Washington and I think people are starting to point out what a farce it is, to basically say that you only shut the border down once 5,000 people a day come illegally, which is about 2 million a year,” he stated.

“So that’s basically legalizing illegal immigration. And there’s so many other things that are wrong with it. But I just think, taking a step back, what it shows me is it just shows me the contempt that these people in D.C. have for American taxpayers,” he added.

The governor went further to say that Biden does not need new legislation to secure the U.S. border with Mexico. He then added that the bill, which allocates $20 billion to the U.S. migration system and only closes off the border when more than 5,000 people attempt to cross over per day, will not solve the problem but rather worsen it.

DeSantis’ position regarding the bill aligns with the majority of top Republicans across the country, as many, including former President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) have spoken out against it.

Johnson’s problem with the bill aligned with DeSantis’, as he warned on Monday night that the legislation would “actually further incentivize illegal immigration.”

“It would not resolve any of the problems, not reform in any meaningful way the broken asylum system, the broken parole process, and all the things that have created this catastrophe. And, by the way, meanwhile, it further empowers the very Cabinet secretary who designed and created this mess,” the recently-elected speaker said, emphasizing his position that the bill is “dead on arrival.”

Meanwhile, McConnell has asked GOP senators to block the bill, according to reporter Andrew Desiderio, who tweeted, “McConnell recommended to GOP senators behind closed doors that they BLOCK the border bill on Wednesday, per multiple sources, bc it’s clear that most Republicans are preparing to vote no — either because they oppose the bill or want more time.”