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Biden’s controversial program allowed over 300,000 migrants to land in Florida: report


Florida – Illegal immigration is an issue that most of the states across the country, including Florida, are grappling with, mostly due to the federal government’s failure to secure the nation’s borders and President Biden’s controversial policies and programs that “allow” the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. to increase day by day.

Despite Florida’s efforts to successfully manage immigration challenges and prevent unauthorized entries in the state, an alarming report shows that illegal immigration is on the rise in Florida.

Biden's controversial program allowed over 300,000 migrants to land in Florida: report

Influx of Migrants Spurs Policy Debate

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has highlighted a significant influx of migrants into Florida, sparking a heated debate over immigration policies and national security. According to the CIS, a program initiated by President Joe Biden in October 2022 has facilitated the arrival of hundreds of thousands of potentially unauthorized immigrants from select nations into the US, allowing them to enter Florida via commercial flights without standard government ID requirements.

Biden’s Flight Program Raises Concerns

This initiative, aimed at reducing illegal border crossings, involves migrants from countries such as Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, and Ecuador. The program’s intention was to manage and decrease the volume of individuals attempting to cross the border unlawfully by providing an alternative entrance into the United States.

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However, the CIS report, which analyzed data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) website, suggests that over 300,000 illegal migrants have arrived at South Florida airports through this direct-flight parole-and-release initiative. This revelation has prompted scrutiny from various quarters, including US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), who has been vocally critical of the administration’s approach.

Senator Scott has expressed concerns over the legality of the migrant flight program in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, describing the policy as a “brazen attempt by the Biden administration to undermine U.S. law.” His criticism underscores the tension between federal immigration policies and state-level responses to the influx of migrants.

Adding to the controversy, recent terrorist activities in other countries have heightened fears regarding the security implications of lenient border controls. Senator Scott argues that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) parole policies have inadvertently increased the vulnerability of the United States to external threats.

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Scott’s firm stance on social media encapsulates his opposition: “Unacceptable. I will not allow Biden to put Floridians in danger by flying unvetted illegal aliens into our state.” His comments reflect broader apprehensions regarding the potential security vulnerabilities introduced by the Biden administration’s migration policies, especially in the context of global terrorism threats.

The discourse surrounding President Biden’s flight program and its impact on Florida reflects broader concerns over immigration, national security, and the balance between humanitarian assistance and the enforcement of US laws. As debate continues, the focus remains on finding effective solutions that address the complexities of migration while ensuring the safety and security of American citizens.

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