Migration

DeSantis office claims border officials secretly sent 70 migrant planes to Florida


The United States has sent more than 70 migrant flights from the Mexican border to Jacksonville, Fla., Since the summer – but the Biden administration has not disclosed any information on illegal transportation, Gov. Ron’s office has claimed DeSantis.

The alleged flights – which landed overnight – come as authorities struggle to deal with overcrowding at border facilities, according to The Washington Examiner.

“More than 70 air charter flights [on] Airliners from the southwest border have landed at Jacksonville International Airport, ”Larry Keefe, the Republican governor’s public safety czar, told the newspaper.

“On average, there are 36 passengers on each of these flights. And that happened over the summer until September. “

Neither the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, nor the Department of Health and Human Services would disclose information to Florida officials regarding the thefts, Keefe told the newspaper.

A charter flight drops off migrants in Jacksonville, Florida.
David Rosenblum for NY Post

“We are in a sad position to try to investigate. Who facilitates this trip? How do they get here? Who are the support people? Who are the sponsors? Keefe reportedly asked, adding that his office had been notified of the thefts by local police.

Florida officials knew Jacksonville, which lies along Interstate 95, served as a staging area for migrants, who were taken by bus to locations along the coast, according to the report.

“We don’t have a definitive or precise answer as to why Jacksonville is the chosen location,” Keefe said, according to the outlet. “[We’re] having to look and observe – in fact, spy on the government to see what they are doing in the middle of the night outside of these airport facilities.

The disclosure follows an exclusive Post report which found similar flights full of young migrants arriving at Westchester County Airport under cover of night.

Keefe is not sure why Jacksonville, Florida was chosen as the landing point for charter flights.
Keefe is not sure why Jacksonville, Florida was chosen as the landing point for charter flights.
David Rosenblum for NY Post

The White House said last month that flights to suburbs New York only carried children and teenagers.

“It is our legal responsibility to safely care for unaccompanied children until they can be promptly reunited with an approved parent or sponsor,” the US Department of Health and Human Services said. to the Post in response to the presentation.

The Florida State House’s concern came after an undocumented 24-year-old immigrant from Honduras, who posed as a 17-year-old and gave officials a false name, allegedly killed the Jacksonville man who had taken him in and given him a job last. month.

The victim’s daughter said she believed the murder suspect arrived on one of the secret flights.


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