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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is attempting to prevent issues unfolding at the southern border from continuing to make their way into his state. A recent New York Post article revealed that since the summer, authorities operating under the Biden Administration have charted over 70 flights to Jacksonville, Florida, with immigrants that had been trying to illegally cross into the US.
One of those migrants, Yery Noel Medina Ulloa, 24, a Honduran national, is now being charged with murdering Francisco Javier Cuellar, 46, the Florida resident who sponsored him. It is believed that Ulloa was amongst those who arrived in Florida through one of these flights, something that Gov. DeSantis has announced that state authorities are currently looking into.
The victim’s daughter believes that Ulloa did arrive in Florida through one of these flights. In an interview with the New York Post, MaryCarmen Cueller, 18, said, “My dad told me one day he was going to the airport, and then this guy came out of nowhere and was at work the next day.”
Upon arriving at the southern border, Ulloa had provided US authorities with a fake name and claimed to be 17 in order to gain entry under the current border policies, which refuses to turn away unaccompanied minors.
While Florida is familiar with migrants from the Caribbean trying to establish new lives in the sunshine state, the recent migration Gov. DeSantis is fighting back against is taking a form that the state and its governor have not had to deal with in the past.
Federal authorities are organizing the flights without informing any Florida state officials about the nature of the operations. In addition to this fact, the flights generally arrive between midnight at 6 a.m., with the passengers quickly being escorted onto busses that take them further along the path to relatives and other individuals sponsoring the migrants.
The lack of communication between federal and Florida authorities, along with the time and manner in which the flights and their passengers are arriving, gives this operation the aura of a clandestine operation more akin to an intelligence agency than to immigration policy.
Gov. DeSantis noted that while Florida has already filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration for their catch and release immigration policy, he will be looking to the Florida legislature to see what measures can be taken to prevent these flights from conti
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