Florida lawmakers have passed a bill to expand a state program used to relocate migrants from anywhere in the country to Democratic-led cities.
The program faced intense backlash after Florida officials were accused of misleading migrants and promising false incentives. The bill, which would set aside $10 million for the program, now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who is expected to sign it into law.
The governor faced scrutiny after he used state funding to fly migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard even though the program only set aside money to relocate migrants from within Florida.
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Florida lawmakers have passed a bill to expand a state program used to relocate migrants to Democratic-led cities — the legislation would allow state officials to relocate migrants from anywhere in the country, not just Florida. https://t.co/CXM7HoXOnG
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Florida Republicans in the Legislature gave final approval to the expansion of a secretive immigration program that will authorize Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration to relocate migrants anywhere in the country in whichever way it “sees fit.”https://t.co/Xuy0alK9Oc
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