The massive arrival of immigrants to the coasts of Florida continues – El Comentario

The massive flow of migrants towards the shores of Florida, USA It does not stop, with more than 5,200 people who arrived in 306 landings from the month of August of last year until this Friday (13), according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM).

According to the state agency, since August 21, some 8,400 undocumented immigrants who were intercepted at sea have been repatriated, in what is a flow that has intensified in recent weeks.

The FDEM added that a total of 40 vessels have been withdrawn from the Florida Keys and of the Dry Tortugas National Parka group of 7 islands located in the middle of Gulf of Mexico and that it had to close to the public because of the arrival of more than 300 cubans at the end of December.

The state agency said that additionally they have identified 250 vessels to be withdrawn in that area, in the extreme south of Florida.

This same Friday, the Border Patrol of USA reported on Twitter 3 landings in the Florida Key occurred in the last 24 hours, with 50 cubans on board who remained in the custody of the federal immigration authorities for their eventual repatriation.

The incessant arrival by sea of migrantsmostly cubans y Haitiansand the interception of fragile vessels in recent weeks led the governor of this state, the Republican Ron DeSantisto send troops from the National Guard Florida to help with Immigration tasks.

“We have been very aggressive, really across the board, to mitigate the damage of the disastrous border policies of Biden”said the Republican governor on Thursday, who blames the current president of USAthe democrat Joe Biden.

DeSantis added that it was the Coast Guard of USA the one that “requested the assistance of the state”, and specified that it will continue to provide help if necessary.

USA repatriated this Thursday 177 cubans detained in several interdictions at sea, according to the Seventh District of the Coast Guard.

As of October 1, 2022, the date the current fiscal year began, the Coast Guard It has intercepted 4,917 Cubans. Throughout the previous fiscal period, the Coast Guard detained 6,182 migrants of that nationality.

With information and image from EFE

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