Government leaders in South Florida panicked on Thursday over reports of a new Trump administration policy they worry will cause a “massive homelessness,” The Miami Herald reports.
“More than 1,000 migrants will be sent to South Florida every month in order to alleviate a surge in populations at the border, local government officials say they have been told,” the newspaper reported. “Broward leaders posted the news online Thursday, saying that ‘hundreds of immigrants will be arriving in Broward County on a weekly basis without designated shelters or funding to house them, feed them, and keep them safe.'”
“We’re expecting a the creation of a massive homelessness problem,” Broward Mayor Mark Bogen said. “The administration is just dropping them off and saying ‘good luck.’ Then they expect our sheriff’s office to be a bus service. We are not a bus service.”
However, the reports have not yet been officially confirmed.
“The Miami Herald has not confirmed the impending influx with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which directed all inquires to the Department of Homeland Security. DHS directed all questions to CBP. Neither agency answered any questions Thursday afternoon,” the newspaper noted.
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