Trump Admin Calls Off Plan to Unload Planeloads of Illegal Immigrants in FL After Pushback from DeSantis

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President Donald Trump‘s administration is backing down from a plan to transfer illegal immigrants from Texas to Florida after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) rejected the idea as “not acceptable.”

The Trump administration called off plans “at this time” to send planeloads of immigrants to Florida’s Broward and Palm Beach counties from the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection told The Hill on Saturday.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and Broward Mayor Mark Bogen had announced on Thursday that two planeloads of illegal immigrants — who had tried crossing illegally in El Paso, Texas — were expected to be flown to their counties with roughly 270 migrants arriving per week.

“I asked if there was an end date to this and they said no,” he said at the time.

Following the halt to the plans, Bradshaw told WPTV on Saturday, “Because of everybody’s efforts, we are able to stop what had appeared to be a crisis for our community.”

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The Republican governor had also pushed back on the U.S. Border Patrol‘s move but appeared hopeful that the admin wouldn’t follow through, saying on Friday, “Nothing’s concrete. There’s been no migrants brought, released, in Florida,” according to the Orlando Sentinel.

“We cannot accommodate in Florida just dumping unlawful migrants into our state,” DeSantis made it clear he opposed the idea. “I think it’ll tax our resources, schools and health care, law enforcement, state agencies.”

However, he blamed those in Congress for their inaction to cooperate in order to work on a solution to fix the border crisis.

“The disaster that we’re seeing at the border, that is a disaster created by the policies that were enacted by the Congress of the United States,” he said.

DeSantis laid down the bottom line on the idea of immigrants transported to his state:

“Bottom line is it doesn’t matter. South Florida, Central Florida, northeast Florida. [In] Florida, we have a lot of fish to fry in our own state with our own citizens. … And to just be on the hook for things that really are a result of the Congress’ failure, the failed policy of the federal government, that is not acceptable.”

While there won’t be any illegal immigrants transferred to Florida at the time, Border officials are flying hundreds of immigrants to San Diego from the Rio Grande Valley, as IJR News reported.

As IJR Red previously reported, the Florida lawmakers passed a bill on May 2 to ban sanctuary-city policies in the state. DeSantis noted his support for it, tweeting, “We are a stronger state when we protect our residents, foster safe communities and respect the work of law enforcement.”

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Brad
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I have a novel idea….why not disburse all the Immigrants to all the Sanctuary cities…..????

Friend
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Good the end of unemployment in Florida, if allowed to work, but knowing trump, he will not allow that. The U.S. should start deporting American gang bangers criminals and drug addict, just a jester cant legally, that’s the real threat to U.S. national security, not hard working migrants with family values

Patrick w. Derby
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Patrick w. Derby

Friend, What don’t you understand about legal and illegal? anybody that wants to work can at this time.

Patriotic
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Patriotic

Maybe they should dump them in Wyoming

Maria Castro
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Maria Castro

Send them California, they should be thankful, the more the merrier

Don Snyder
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Following the halt to the plans, Bradshaw told WPTV on Saturday, “Because of everybody’s efforts, we are able to stop what had appeared to be a crisis for our community.”
If only Congress would heed these words and stop this at the core, at the U.S./Mexican border where the true crisis exists.

James Moulds
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James Moulds

Congress will heed these words when illegals are dumped in their cities. They would feel the heat from citizens

Helen Etling
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Add more computers to the processing stations so agents can interview a lot more people at a time. After processing, send them to Guantanamo until their disposition is resolved. This would take the social pressures off cities. Intelligently revise the immigration laws. We can no longer be the give-a-way country.

Sam Fox
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Sam Fox

Helen, I think it would be a good idea to let the Border Patrol work the border. Military/National Guard should be called in to handle ports of entry & the logistics needed for transporting illegals & caring for them while they are detained. We need more agents than that would make available, but it’s a good start while more agents are hired.

SamFox

Friend
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they work lazy drug addict Americans, that’s why people like you hate them give a way my ass

Bad
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Bad

Drop them in Pelosi’s sanctuary city, and behind the wall around Pelosi’s fortress!

Jule Ray Westcott
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Jule Ray Westcott

I thought a judge said it is ok to ship them back to Mexico till their cases are heard.

Ralph Vara
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Sending illegals to sanctuary cities is not the answer. It’s wrong! We citizens are sick of being stuck with the bill. We are sick of overcrowded schools, resources being depleted and constant tax hikes. Democrats want illegals for one reason and are willing to overburden systems and destroy city’s and states for corrupt votes. Sending illegals to sanctuary cities is only going to hurt our country in the end. They are not running from some evil dictator and in desperate need of safety. Send them home!

Sam Fox
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Sam Fox

Ralph, I agree! Sending them back is the best option! But until dimms & RINO-CINOs get off their duffs & do their jobs, send them to sanctuary cities. Let the dimms have a taste of what they are doing to the rest of the USA.

SamFox

Brenda
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Brenda

And yet, you keep voting for the dem governors and mayors who want sanctuary status

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