Immigrant family units won't be sent to Florida "at this time"

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"This is a humanitarian crisis", Bogen said today.

"They're not providing any money, shelter, food, any plan, or any way in which we are supposed to bring these people into the community", said Mayor Bogen.

"If the President will not provide us with financial assistance to house and feed these people, he will be creating a homeless encampment", Bogen said.

In Martin County, Sheriff William Snyder said he was also informed by CBP's chief in Miami that some of these immigrants would likely make their way to the small and predominantly Hispanic village of Indiantown, where some immigrants may have family. According to the Sheriff, 135 people twice per week will be sent to Broward and Palm Beach Counties. We're meeting with Palm Beach County right now, to see if there's regional work we can do too.

"I think it will tax our resources, the schools, the health care, law enforcement, state agencies", DeSantis said.

"We are not flying anyone to Florida". "We think it's a danger to this community", he said. "The entire system is overwhelmed, and we're simply trying to safely get them out of our custody as quickly as possible while maintaining border security".

A proposed U.S. Customs and Border Protection plan to send thousands of migrant families to South Florida has reportedly been abandoned after Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and others expressed their disagreement.

Because of overcrowded facilities on the border, about 40,000 migrants have been released since mid-March in border communities that span from Brownsville, Texas, to San Diego.

The Trump administration says there has been a surge of migrants arriving at the southern border seeking (legal) asylum and that the United States is struggling to handle the influx of refugees. But if we're going to have, you know, migrants, immigrants, with or without papers come here, let's have them come in an orderly, planned way.

"Our processing cannot keep up with the flow that's coming across, nor can our facilities", the CBP official said Friday. -Canadian border and coastal cities.

When asked whether DeSantis was trying to get answers from the Trump administration about the plan, spokeswoman Helen Ferre responded, "Yes, he is on it".

"To bring hundreds of people here every week without providing the necessary resources to house and feed them is inhumane", Bogen said.

Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter late Thursday to the Department of Homeland Security asking a series of questions. Trump's endorsement propelled DeSantis from underdog status to ultimate victor in last year's governor's race, and DeSantis has met with him several times in the White House, securing promises to increase hurricane aid and federal money for Everglades restoration.

Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch slammed what he said was a "stunning amount of confusion" over the administration's immigration policy. "That starts with a thoughtful plan rather than a rash decision apparently made by some in the Administration without any consultation with the rest of the government".

The CBP official said that was a preliminary conversation, similar those that have happened across the country. He said while they don't have the capacity to help with an influx this large, they have community partners they will rely on and it's not a reason to turn anyone away.

"The Florida Senate recently passed a controversial bill banning such cities in the state", the news release stated.

The administration initially denied that the plan was under active consideration. "It's gonna ultimately be something I'm going to have to talk to the president about", DeSantis said.

But at a rally in Green Bay, Wis., on April 27, Trump told the crowd that sending migrants to so-called sanctuary cities was "actually my sick idea".

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said Friday that he had requested an emergency meeting with county officials after he and another local sheriff's department had learned that CBP was considering releasing "a potential influx of immigrants into both Palm Beach and Broward counties". "We look at addressing the needs of our residents".

Tonight, Customs and Border Protection says in a statement that there are no plans at this time to follow through on that plan.

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