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GOP Governor: Plan to Send Migrants to Florida 'Not Acceptable'

GOP Governor: Plan to Send Migrants to Florida 'Not Acceptable'
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 17 May 2019 03:46 PM

Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and others are looking for answers after it was reported that the Trump administration plans to send 1,000 illegal migrants to two Democrat-controlled counties per month in the Sunshine State.

According to NBC News, DeSantis — who took office at the start of this year — spoke with the media Friday and expressed his concerns with the plan.

DeSantis said the plan is "not acceptable" and added, "I'm going to be addressing this.

"Nothing's concrete. This is not something that came down from the White House. This was something that came out of the agencies."

President Donald Trump, with whom DeSantis is a close ally, has spoken in recent weeks about sending migrants seeking asylum to sanctuary cities across the country as they await court hearings. The idea caused an uproar, and Trump called it "sick."

The idea appears to already be happening, however.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan to convey his own concerns and seek more details about housing illegal aliens in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

The crisis at America's southern border involves thousands of migrants arriving at ports of entry and via illegal crossings to ask for asylum, which is stretching the system beyond its breaking point. Because of current immigration laws, U.S. officials must process each asylum claim and release the migrants into the U.S. while they wait for a trial — which can sometimes take years.

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