Sunday, July 21, 2024

REP. CARLOS GIMENEZ ON HAITIAN MIGRANT CRISIS IN KEY WEST

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-28), who represents South Florida and the Florida Keys, sounded the alarm on the ongoing crisis at our border. At approximately 4:00AM, our brave men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol responded to a migrant boat spotted in Key West, FL. Upon arriving at the scene, federal agents worked with state and local authorities to investigate the migrant boat which included 118 illegal Haitian migrants aboard.

The political unrest and rampant violence in Haiti have created the conditions for another mass migration surge that is directly impacting South Florida. Rep. Gimenez will continue to work closely with federal, state, and local authorities to ensure the safety of our community.

“Since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse three years ago, the Biden Administration stood idly by while Haiti descended into chaos,” said Rep. Carlos Giménez. “As the Representative for the Florida Keys, the security of our community is at risk of another mass migration event from Haiti due to the rampant gang violence and the mass release of thousands of violent criminals from the country’s jails. Florida is a border state & this vessel carrying 118 Haitian nationals is just the latest example of how Biden’s border crisis is impacting communities across the nation. I demand the Biden Administration implement a comprehensive strategy to address the unrest in Haiti and prevent this security crisis from impacting South Florida families.”

Originally published at https://gimenez.house.gov/2024/6/rep-carlos-gimenez-on-haitian-migrant-crisis-in-key-west

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