Because more than 300 migrants showed up on a group of islands over the weekend, a remote national park off the coast of Key West has been temporarily closed. The Gulf of Mexico is where the park is. Most of the people who came to the United States came from Cuba.
88% Migrants are from Cuba
In a tweet, Walter Slosar, the chief patrol agent of the US Border Patrol’s Miami Sector, said that at least 88 of the migrants who had arrived at that time were from Cuba. Walter Slosar gave this information to us. Slosar made this statement in the afternoon on Saturday. During the last fiscal year, more than 220,000 Cubans went through Mexico and crossed the southern border of that country to get to the United States.
Many of them were trying to leave because there wasn’t enough food, medicine, or electricity, and the government was cracking down on protests. In addition, they planned to avoid being caught as much as possible. Slosar said in a tweet that as of Sunday afternoon, more than 160 people had come in 10 different groups since midnight. He said that each group got there at a different time.
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National Park Shut Down Temporarily
The Dry Tortugas National Park, which is about 70 miles west of Key West, was temporarily shut down on Monday morning. In a tweet, the park said that the closure was necessary “until law enforcement and medical professionals evaluate, treat, and plan how to move the migrants to Key West.” In a statement, park officials said, “The closure, which is expected to last several days, is necessary for the safety of visitors and staff because of the space and resources needed to help the migrants.”
“The facility needs to close because there aren’t enough resources or space to help the migrants, which puts the safety of visitors and employees at risk.” Because there isn’t enough space or resources to help the migrants, the facility needs to close to keep visitors and employees safe. Also, they said that concession-based services like seaplanes and ferries had been temporarily stopped.
Food, Water & Basic Medical Attention Given To People
“Recently, more people have been taking boats from Cuba to Dry Tortugas National Park. This means that more people are coming to the islands that make up the park. The Dry Tortugas National Park includes these islands. This behaviour pattern has also been seen in other parts of the Florida Keys. While they wait for the Department of Homeland Security to arrive and take control of the situation, the park’s first responders are in charge of giving basic medical care and food and water to those in need “if what is being said here is true.
People say that while Enid Magari was camping in Dry Tortugas National Park, he saw groups of refugees arrive on land. “My camping trip over the New Year’s break took place in Dry Tortugas. On December 31, when we arrived on the island, there were about eighty migrants living there. On January 1, when there were already about 300 migrants on the island, we were told we had to leave the island by noon. I saw four of these touchdowns with my own eyes.” Magari just sent out a tweet.
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People will be Turned Over to Federal Law Enforcement
Rear Adm. Brendan C. McPherson, commander of the Seventh Coast Guard District, said in a statement that the people will be turned over to federal law enforcement in the Keys. After that, they will be looked at at local United States Border Patrol stations to see if they are following the law. It is almost always fatal to migrate across international waters in a way that is illegal and against the law.
He said, “Don’t go into the water,” so they didn’t. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says that about 160 refugees arrived in the middle and upper Florida Keys over the past weekend. Sheriff Rick Ramsay said in a statement that the federal government was to blame for what was going on. He said that it “shows that the federal government doesn’t have a plan to deal with mass migration, which was predictable,” and he called the situation a “humanitarian crisis.”
It is a Humanitarian Crisis
He also called what was happening a “humanitarian crisis.” (Ramsay was one of the sheriffs who backed Donald Trump for re-election in 2020. Trump ran on a platform of controlling the borders of the United States.) Ramsay was one of the sheriffs who said they would vote for Trump again in 2020. Lt. Cmdr. John Beal, a spokesman for both the Seventh District of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Homeland Security Task Force Southeast, said that what the sheriff said was not true