Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is working with the Florida legislature to find a way to stop illegal migrants from being dropped in his state, according to reports.
DeSantis’ office has announced that the government has sent more than 70 flights of migrants to Jacksonville, Florida.
“Over 70 air charter flights [on] jetliner airliners coming from the southwest border have landed at Jacksonville International Airport,” Larry Keefe, DeSantis’ public safety czar, told the Washington Examiner. “On average, there’s 36 passengers on each of these flights. And that has been going on over the course of the summer through September.”
“We’re in a sad situation of trying to run an investigation. Who is facilitating this travel? How are they getting here? Who are the support people? Who are the sponsors?” Keefe asked, according to the report.
Keefe said that the government is staging the migrants in Jacksonville before shipping them all over the east coast by bus.
“We don’t know definitively or specifically as to why Jacksonville is the chosen place,” Keefe said. “[We’re] having to watch and observe — in effect, spy on the government to see what it is that they’re doing in the middle of the night out of these airport facilities.”
The New York Post noted that the disclosure from Keefe follows their report that found similar flights full of migrants arriving at the Westchester County Airport in the middle of the night.
The White House claimed that the flights to New York were only carrying teens and children.
“It is our legal responsibility to safely care for unaccompanied children until they can be swiftly unified with a parent or a vetted sponsor,” the US Department of Health and Human Services told The Post in response to the exposé.
A 24-year-old illegal immigrant from Honduras posed as a 17-year-old and allegedly murdered a man in Jacksonville who had employed and taken him in last month.