Trump Administration Backs Off Plan to Dump Illegals in Florida. But San Diego Will Welcome 1400 New Migrants Per Month.
Following immense backlash from state lawmakers, the Trump administration is backing off a plan to send thousands of migrants to South Florida.
A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official speaking on condition of anonymity told NPR late
Friday that the agency is not “transporting any family units to Florida
at this time,” after initial reports that around 1,000 migrants per
month would be flown in and equally split between Broward and Palm Beach
counties starting in two weeks.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) said that his office was never
notified of the original decision, adding “Florida counties do not have
the resources to accommodate an influx of illegal immigrants.”
“We cannot accommodate in Florida just dumping unlawful migrants into
our state. I think it will tax our resources, the schools, the health
care, law enforcement, state agencies,” DeSantis told reporters following a bill signing ceremony.
In a statement to WPTV noted by Breitbart, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw confirmed that the administration had backed off the plan.
It appears that Border Patrol has backed off its initial plans to
transport a thousand illegal immigrants to South Florida. I want to
thank the community for its support. I also want to thank all the
elected officials that came to the press conference to support our
efforts and thank the governmental officials that stepped forward to
make sure that, if in fact this happened, we would have the proper plans
in place. Because of everybody’s efforts, we are able to stop what had
appeared to be a crisis for our community. –WPTV
What about San Diego?
On Saturday we reported that in addition to the two Florida counties, San Diego will receive hundreds of migrant families from South Texas.