GOP gov pushes back on Trump plan to send migrants to Florida counties

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisWhen it comes to health care reform, look to the states, not the federal government  Saagar Enjeti: Republicans lost Kentucky by failing to appeal to working class Saagar Enjeti: Republicans lost Kentucky by screwing the working class MORE (R) on Friday pushed back on the Trump administration's plan to send hundreds of undocumented immigrants to two of the state's southern counties.

DeSantis, an ally of President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE, called the administration's plan "not acceptable" and told reporters that it might not go into effect, according to NBC News.

"I'm going to be addressing this," he said. "This is not something that came down from the White House. This was something that came out of the agencies."


The Trump administration plans to send hundreds of migrants from overcrowded shelters to Broward and Palm Beach counties, two Democratic strongholds that are among the state's most populous areas, the Sun Sentinel reported Thursday.

Broward Mayor Mark Bogen (D) and Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told the newspaper that they were expecting about 1,000 people each month to be split between the two counties beginning in two weeks.

“The governor’s office was not informed of this decision,” DeSantis's spokeswoman told the Sentinel in a statement. “Florida counties do not have the resources to accommodate an influx of illegal immigrants.”

The administration has already begun releasing some migrants in large groups to Texas cities as officials say increasingly large numbers of people are entering the U.S. and facilities are becoming too crowded.