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

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFlorida first lady to miss Women for Trump event due to planned execution Florida governor orders criminal investigation into handling of Jeffrey Epstein case Groups ask court to block ex-felon voting law in Florida 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 TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative 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.