EL NUEVO DIARIO, MIAMI.- Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) agents this Sunday detained a group of Cuban migrants who landed in one of the Florida Keys, an unusual incident reported by a local The media had given Tarang in the midst of sea migration. has forced the state government to mobilize National Guard troops.
According to the Miami Herald, six FHP agents responded to at least one Cuban landing on Interstate US 1 in the Key Largo section, an incident that occurred earlier today, after Saturday’s landing was not reported.
According to the newspaper, the number of FHP agents who typically handle incidents on state highways is what is typically assigned to patrol more than 120 miles (193 km) of roads in the Keys.
One of the FHP agents confirmed to the above outlet that he was mobilized from continental soil to support the Border Patrol (CBP) amid the mass arrival of Haitians and Cubans to the chain of islands.
In photographs distributed today by the Miami Herald, you can see a group of at least twenty detained Cubans.
So far, border officials have not reported any migrants landing in Florida this Sunday.
The mass arrival of undocumented immigrants in boats in the state’s south has created a humanitarian crisis and forced authorities to turn in more than a thousand people who died in Dry Tortuga National Park last weekend, according to the federal government. and came to the Florida Keys. officials.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order this Friday that allows him to mobilize National Guard troops and allocate new state resources to combat the migrant wave affecting the state’s south, as well With “helps reduce pressure.” local resources”.
A statement from the governor’s office said the executive order will allow the state to “deploy air assets, including Florida National Guard planes and helicopters.”
In his executive order, Republican DeSantis argued that, in just the first two months of the current fiscal year (it began on October 1), the Border Patrol (CBP) reported trying to enter the country through the southwest border. More than 460,000 people have been detained. ,
CBP’s Miami Sector Chief Walter N. In a recent statement, Slossar said that since October 1, 2022, there has been a 400% increase in the number of people arriving in the region by sea and being detained upon disembarkation.
So far this fiscal year 2023, i.e. since last October 1, the Coast Guard has intercepted 3,839 cubs at sea, a significant increase in arrests compared to 838 interceptions in the entire fiscal year 2021 and 6,182 in 2022.