US. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does not plan to send migrant families to Florida after reports of a Trump government proposal this week led to counter-reactions by local and state officials.
A CBP official told The Hill on Saturday that this was not the case They wanted to "transport" family units to Florida at the time, but said the officials would deal with the placement of migrants in other areas of the country ,
Earlier this week, it was reported that the government was planning to send hundreds of migrant families to Broward and Palm. Beach Counties, two Democratic strongholds in Florida, are among the most populous areas in the state.
"All of us can prevent our community from getting into crisis," said Ric Bradshaw, sheriff in Palm Beach County In a statement released on Saturday, local television broadcaster WPTV said.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), an ally of President Trump  Donald John TrumpComey: Barr "belittles his own department" GOP-Muller critic says Flynn contacted him during a special conference: Report The acting DHS secretary, who was threatened with departure following a collision with Miller: Report MORE was one of the backers. He said on Friday that the proposal was "unacceptable" and may not come into force ,
"I will address that," he said. "This is not something that came from the White House, it was something that came from the agencies."
DeSantis & # 39; s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill on Saturday.
A CBP official A statement received from The Hill said that immigration and customs aircraft flew people from areas in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, to San Diego and Del Rio, Texas, and others in other areas by bus moving.