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Florida Officials Denounce Trump Plan to Send Hundreds of Immigrants a Week to Democratic Counties

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17.05.2019

Officials in Florida are pleading with the Trump administration to change its plan to send hundreds of migrants a week to Broward and Palm Beach counties—the two most reliably Democratic counties in the state.

According to the two counties’ officials, who on Thursday gave out details of the administration’s plans, the administration plans to release asylum-seekers detained along the southern border into the two counties at the rate of a combined 135 people a week, or about 1,000 a month. The officials said the migrants would begin arriving in the next two weeks, and they were not told when the program would stop.

Trump had previously floated the idea of sending migrants to sanctuary cities—he called it his “sick idea”—both to........

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