Florida legislators to consider expanding DeSantis’ migrant flight program in special session


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to use a special legislative session next week to build. On a high-profile program. That was used last year to dozens. Of immigrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Florida legislators to consider expanding DeSantis' migrant flight program in special session

State lawmakers plan to consider a bill.

That would create an “unauthorized alien transport program” based on DeSantis.’ Executive order as part of an effort “to respond to immigrant landings. In the Florida Keys,” according to a pair of memos. Issued by legislative leaders to state House and Senate members.

The special session, which begins Monday, comes weeks. After Cuban and Haitian immigrants arrived in the Florida Keys. Many of them on treacherous journeys in handmade boats.

Which would create a program within the Department of Emergency Management. According to the Senate memo.

Senate President Kathleen Pacidomo, a Republican, said the bill.

Details on how the program would be implemented were not immediately clear.

Ingoglia did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Both the House speaker and the Senate president’s office provided. Their respective memos to todaystrend News but declined to comment on the matter.

DeSantis’ office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Along with Ingoglia’s bill. State lawmakers will also examine Disney’s special governing district. Which DeSantis aimed to bring under direct state control. After the company criticized its move last year to ban discussions of gender. And sexual orientation in schools in kindergarten through third grade. .

DeSantis, a potential 2024 presidential candidate who won re-election in November. Drew sharp criticism from Democrats. And immigrant advocates. After moving immigrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

The governor and other state officials were sued alleging.


A few weeks later, a Texas sheriff declared the immigrants victims of a crime. And opened a criminal investigation into the Martha’s. Vineyard flight as a possible illegal restraint. todaystrend News has reached out to Bexar County Sheriff. Javier Salazar’s office to find out about the status of that investigation.

Republicans have criticized President Joe Biden’s approach to immigration amid. Efforts to dismantle his predecessor’s policies for immigrants and asylum seekers.

Biden made a trip to El Paso, Texas, last month to assess. Enforcement operations along the US-Mexico border after announcing. Haitians and Nicaraguans each month. . Southern border. At the same time, Biden said his administration would increase. The number of legal avenues for some immigrants to apply for asylum.

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