Contract Suggests Florida to Continue Relocating Illegal Immigrants for Months

Allen Zhong
By Allen Zhong
October 8, 2022US News
Contract Suggests Florida to Continue Relocating Illegal Immigrants for Months
Illegal immigrants gather, after being flown in from Texas on a flight funded by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, at Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on Sept. 15, 2022. (Vineyard Gazette/Handout via Reuters)

A Florida Department of Transportation purchase order shows the Sunshine State will continue relocating illegal immigrants for at least eight more months.

The purchase order signed at the beginning of September between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with Vertol Systems Company, a comprehensive transportation service provider, says the contract will be executed “until June 30, 2023.”

However, it’s stated in the contract that FDOT could cancel the purchase order if the department finds Vertol’s performance to be unsatisfactory.

Vertol was retained to provide “transportation-related and humanitarian relocation service to implement a program to facilitate the transport of unauthorized aliens,” FDOT said.

“The proposed Services include, but are not limited to, Project management, aircraft, crew, maintenance logistics, fuel, coordination and planning, route preparation, route services, landing fees, ground handling and logistics, and other Project-related expenses,” read the contract.

The document was first obtained by Sun Sentinel through a public records request.

It shows three tiers in the price schedule: $325,000 per flight for up to 8 passengers, $485,000 per flight for up to 25 passengers, and $625,000 per flight for up to 65 passengers.

The total budget for the illegal immigrant relocation program is $12 million.

Vertol has finished two flights of up to 50 passengers each for Florida and requested payment of $615,000 for each flight on Sept. 7 and Sept. 15 respectively.

Democrat City Declares Emergency

President Joe Biden has been employing a de facto “open border” policy since he took office.

It has caused huge numbers of illegal immigrants to enter the United States without many difficulties.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported that their agents made over 2 million apprehensions at the southern border this fiscal year until August—up by 24 percent from the previous fiscal year.

Texas and Florida, two states governed by Republicans, started to relocate illegal immigrants from Texas to high-profile Democrat cities or places.

Destinations Texas chose include New York City and Vice President Kamala Harris’s neighborhood in the District of Columbia. Florida has sent 48 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard where former President Barack Obama bought a mansion in 2019.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bused illegal immigrants from Texas to a location near Harris’s D.C. residence after the vice president said the border is secure.

New York Mayor Adams Makes Public Safety-Related Announcement
New York Mayor Eric Adams speaks at a Brooklyn police facility in New York, on June 6, 2022. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, declared an “asylum seeker state of emergency” on Friday citing the surge in the inflow of bused illegal immigrants from other states.

Adams called the federal and state government to grant emergency aid to handle the continued influx of asylum seekers, which cost the city $1 billion this fiscal year.

“With more than 17,000 asylum seekers bussed to the city since the spring, the Adams administration estimates that once the asylum seekers from today’s buses are provided shelter, the city will surpass the highest number of people in recorded history in its shelter system,” the city hall said in a statement. “If the pace continues, the city’s shelter census will surpass 100,000 in the coming year.”

From The Epoch Times

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