SHOULD FLORIDA COUNTIES PREPARE FOR AN INFLUX OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS?

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News reports, which were not confirmed or acknowledged by the Trump administration, are nevertheless claiming, “The Trump administration is preparing to move hundreds of [illegal] immigrants from overcrowded camps along the U.S. border to Broward and Palm Beach counties.”

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is addressing reports that hundreds of migrants will be transported from the U.S – Mexico border and be dropped off in Palm Beach and Broward counties.

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MAINSTREAM NEWS IS CONFLICTED

According to South Florida’s Sun Sentinel, “Confusion and disbelief swirled late Thursday around the reports, which were not confirmed or acknowledged by the Trump administration. Local members of Congress, Florida’s two Republican senators and even Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said they didn’t know about it.”

No one knows what’s going on, and yet leftist news outlets are blaming the Trump administration.

President Trump did send out a tweet one month ago in April, saying that he would send “illegal immigrants who can no longer be legally held… to Sanctuary Cities and States!”

However, Florida’s House passed a bill on April 24 to ban sanctuary city policies from protecting illegal aliens. The new law requires police cooperation with federal immigration authorities, according to news reports. A similar bill is currently pending in the Senate as America’s Republicans struggle to enforce our country’s immigration laws.

So, why would the Trump administration send hundreds of illegal aliens to Florida? It’s especially suspect, considering that Palm Beach County–of all places–is home to Mar-a-Lago!

Meme depicts the danger illegal immigration has wrought on average Americans.

FLORIDA GOVERNOR TELLS THE TRUTH

“This was not something that came down from the White House. This is something that came out of the agency,” DeSantis said, according to the Orlando Sentinel, on Friday. “Sometimes this stuff happens. Ultimately this is something I’m going to have to talk to the president about.”

Despite the Governor’s assertion that the move to ship planeloads of illegal immigrants from the southern U.S. border to Broward and Palm Beach counties was from the Border Patrol agency, news outlets and Democrats continue to blame President Trump.

However, this may well be “fake news,” since DeSantis also told reporters that the reports are premature. “Nothing’s concrete,” he said of the so-called plan to bring approximately 1,000 illegals into Florida each month and just drop them off. “There’s been no migrants brought, released, in Florida.”

SOUNDS LIKE A LEAK

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and Broward Mayor Mark Bogen broke the story on Thursday, May 17. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Bradshaw claimed to have “learned about the plan from from the Border Patrol, which is the law enforcement arm of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an agency that is part of the Department of Homeland Security.”

DeSantis reportedly did say that the story was “something that leaked out yesterday,” according to reports.

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Jill Cueni-Cohen
Jill Cueni-Cohen

Jill Cueni-Cohen is an international freelance journalist, editor, ghost writer, speaker, and the author of Like It Was Yesterday - A Journalist's Files Since 9/11.