Deutch Statement on Reports that Trump Admin. Plans to Relocate Migrants to Broward, Palm Beach Counties
Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) issued this statement following reports that the Trump Administration has plans to relocate migrants to Palm Beach County and Broward County:
"There's a stunning amount of confusion surrounding the Administration's outrageous immigration policy, even more today than usual. While I'm compelled to point to the President's mean-spirited, ongoing effort to demonize immigrants and divide our country rather than seriously addressing this issue, I hesitate saying more about these reports because no one in the Administration seems to know what is happening. Since this apparently came from Customs and Border Protection, the commissioner of CBP should come brief Members of Congress tomorrow about their plans, including the costs, their goals, coordination with local government and law enforcement, and the contributions the Administration intends to make to help carry it out. Our diverse community treats immigrants with dignity and respect; the Administration should do the same. That starts with a thoughtful plan rather than a rash decision apparently made by some in the Administration without any consultation with the rest of the government."