Broward County Florida -Thousands of Illegal Border Crossers Dumped. Is That a Crisis?
More than 40,000 illegal border crossers are being released into American cities every month due to a lack of facilities at the border, according to Breitbart. And Mayor Mark Bogen of Broward County, Florida, who is about to become the recipient of hundreds of them, is not happy.
Broward County, Florida
#Broward County has been informed that the federal government will be sending hundreds of immigrants to Broward to alleviate problems at the U.S. Mexico border. Here's my response: https://t.co/FfuZdLAKNl— Mayor Mark Bogen (@mark_bogen) May 16, 2019
“We would be happy to help people. I think everybody here cares about people, and we want to help people, but we need the resources to do that. It’s like asking someone to drive a car without giving them the wheels…We don’t know who they are.” Mayor Bogen to News7 Miami.
Mayor Bogen (D) is upset because they “don’t know who they are,” and they are being dropped off without resources or even a basic knowledge of the area. Gee, do you think that’s a crisis? Absolutely it is. But Democrats seem to be oblivious to the dangers and the costs of illegal immigration. Maybe now he will understand why border officials are overwhelmed.
Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony says it endangers the people of Florida. Yes, it does. But there’s no place to put them. So they have to go somewhere.
Palm Beach County
“It’s going to put a real strain on what the resources are,” This is a humanitarian issue. We understand that, but I want you to think through this for a minute. Is it humanitarian to bring people that have no real connection here?” Sheriff Ric Bradshaw
Both counties in Florida have already been dealing with a homeless population. Broward County plans to reach out anywhere they can for assistance, but they all feel they will be overwhelmed if two planes a week will be coming. Border authorities have been dealing with hundreds of thousands of illegal crossers every month. And they only have beds for 1,700 of them. Congress refuses to help.
Senator Marco Rubio expressed his thoughts in a letter to the Acting Secretary of DHS:
I sent a letter to the acting Secretary of @DHSgov regarding the plan to transport 500 unlawful migrants per month to both #PalmBeach & #Broward county #Florida— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 16, 2019
Customs & Border Protection is being overwhelmed by an unprecedented flow of asylum seekers on our border #Sayfie pic.twitter.com/1dZBUE32XU
Senator Rick Scott, former Governor of Florida, released a statement that said:
There is a crisis at the border that is leading to a flood of immigrants, but Democrats refuse to help fix it. There were almost 99,000 apprehensions at our Southern border in April, more than double the number of apprehensions in January, It’s a crisis, and it needs to be fixed.
There are numerous issues with illegal immigration that Democrats refuse to pay attention to: among them is the overwhelming cost. The other is that American blue collar workers may not receive any wage hikes with the costs of illegal immigration soaring.
Of course, Florida is not alone. Breitbart reported,
Since December 21, 2018, the Trump administration has released 177,600 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the U.S. — the majority have been dropped off in San Antonio, where 69,200 have been released, and El Paso, where 61,500 have been released.
Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has exclusively detailed at Breitbart News three executive actions the Trump administration and DHS officials could take to immediately end catch and release — including creating additional detention space where immigration court hearings can be quickly heard. Kobach has also warned that wage hikes for America’s blue-collar and working class will not continue if illegal immigration levels keep soaring.
At DHS’s current rate, more than 40,000 border crossers and illegal aliens are released into the interior of the U.S. every month, and more than 10,000 are being released every week.
So is it a crisis yet, Congress? Asylum seekers have to appear in court in order to have their requests heard. But the courts are so backed up, it’s anyone’s guess how long that process will eventually take. Meanwhile, many illegals simply disappear into the country.
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