On Thursday, U.S. Senator Rick Scott, whose district includes the Florida Keys, hosted a press conference regarding the growing illegal immigration and border security crises impacting communities in South Florida. Before the press conference, Senator Scott received a briefing from U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Brendan McPherson, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay, and Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations on the local response to the migrant crisis in the Florida Keys. Monroe County Mayor Pro Tem Holly Merrill Raschein and Director of Emergency Management Shannon Weiner also attended.
Senator Scott’s office says he will continue to meet with local, state, and federal leaders to find real solutions to securing the border and end this crisis impacting Floridians.
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