Thursday, February 9, 2023

Florida governor signs executive order in response to massive influx of migrants

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order on Friday to activate the state’s National Guard and other resources in response to the massive influx of immigrants arriving in the Florida Keys.

Executive Order 23-03 also directs other state and law enforcement agencies to provide resources, including deploying aircraft and helicopters to support interdiction at sea and strengthening Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission marine patrols .

The executive order comes a day after the Joe Biden administration signaled a tougher stance on immigrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela, while opening a new window for people from those countries to enter the US legally. introduced the method. ,

“As the negative effects of Biden’s lawless immigration policies continue unabated, the burden of the Biden administration’s failure falls on local law enforcement, who lack the resources to respond to the crisis,” DeSantis said in a press release.

Telemundo 51 consulted an immigration attorney about Title 42 measures by President Joe Biden and a plan for Cuban, Nicaraguan and Haitian immigrants.

“That is why I am activating the National Guard and directing state resources to help ease the pressure on local resources. When Biden continues to ignore his legal responsibilities, we will take steps to support our communities.”

On Thursday, Homeland Security officials said the Coast Guard took 337 migrants from Dry Tortugas National Park on a 70-mile trip to Key West, where they will be processed.

The Coast Guard moved more than 300 Cubans and Haitians to the Border Patrol Center in Dania Beach.

He was among more than 700 Cuban migrants who arrived in Florida by boat over New Year’s weekend.

Craig Cates, the mayor of Monroe County, said that in the first week of January alone, about 300 migrants were stopped at sea for a total of about 1,000 people.

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