Q&A – Catch & Release - What Happens When Border Crossers Are Brought To Florida? Part 2
Bottom Line: So, if approximately 1,020 undocumented migrants are caught and released per day and they're commonly bused to their desired locations, where are those locations? How many of them are destined for Florida? We don’t know precisely. The 70% figure cited by Governor DeSantis was specific to what Florida’s law enforcement delegation had processed and is not necessarily endemic of what’s happening elsewhere along the border; however, it appears Florida is indeed the top destination.
During the Center for Immigration Studies investigation, which was based in Texas, here’s what they found.
- Cuban, Haitian and Venezuelan border crossers were most often sent to Florida
- Nicaragua and other Central American countries were most often sent to Tennessee
- Those staying in Texas were most commonly sent to Dallas and Houston
- Other states they documented migrants being sent to included Arizona, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky
So, it’s safe to say that what happens at the border isn’t staying at the border and importantly for Floridians, we’re apparently at the forefront of the southern border crisis. CIS’s investigation generally supports the assertions by Governor DeSantis based on his briefing last weekend. The question becomes what happens from here? Just as DACA was an Obama executive memo, which flouted US immigration laws, it would appear President Biden is creating his own grouping of migrants lacking status but putting down roots which one might infer is part of a larger plan to issue blanket amnesty down the line. It other words, it’s working all according to his plan. Meanwhile in Cuba...where’s Biden? And no, in this case I’m not referencing Hunter.