Brandon’s broken immigration policy has real world consequences for Americans.
The Gateway Pundit has reported on the many stories of destruction faced by homeowners at the border, but increasingly it is not just border communities impacted.
In recent months, Florida has faced a flood of illegal immigrants coming by boat.
#BREAKING: Miami Sector #BorderPatrol agents & LE partners responded to a maritime smuggling event that made landfall at Lantana in #PalmBeach County. 8 migrants of mixed nationalities were taken into custody (Haitian, Jamaican, Colombian, Guyanese). Event is under investigation. pic.twitter.com/Ne2STqDHpR
— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) August 31, 2022
Earlier today, 24 Cuban migrants were taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody after making landfall in Key West, Florida on a rustic vessel.
Since Oct. 1, agents have responded to 216 migrant landings in #Florida with over 3,000 encounters. #cbp #borderpatrol #Cuba pic.twitter.com/0W12YqaHyg
— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) August 30, 2022
And now, Florida residents are on the hook for removing debris left by illegals or face fines.
Homeowner in Florida on the hook for $2500 to dispose of a migrant raft that ended up on their private property!! Not understanding why the federal government is not taking care of this or why unhappy Americans aren’t riding them to the Utopia of Cuba?? pic.twitter.com/tYhsCDS7Z7
— PhotographicFloridian (@JackLinFLL) January 11, 2023
A local Florida news station interviewed a couple who said they were forced to pay to have a Cuban boat removed from their property, or risk a felony.
One Florida homeowner, Jack Bartkus, explained that he was left to deal with the seacraft after “about 20 people that rode on this boat from Cuba and [the government] took the people into custody [but] they didn’t do anything with the boat.”
“They left it here and just discarded it,” Bartkus said. “So it became my problem.”
“It’s unfair. Totally unfair,” he added.
Jack Bartkus also told Miami news channel WSVN that he was forced to pay to “clean and sterilize the boat,” a process that cost him at least “$2,500.”
“There’s diesel fuel on there,” he said. “You can’t have an oil spill and to have this thing floating out on the water, it’s unsafe for other people.”
Key Colony Beach officials told local residents in a letter that migrant boats were their problem, not the government’s. “[I]f any vessel ends up on your private property [it] becomes your problem. This rule of law is both inconvenient and a bit expensive, but it is the law.”