Florida National Park Closes After Migrants Arrival

    Photo: US Border Patrol Miami Sector [via Fox News]

    The Facts

    • Dry Tortugas National Park, located about 70 miles west of Key West, Fla., was closed on Monday after 300 migrants who made 10 landings there over the weekend await evaluation before being sent to Key West.

    • Dry Tortugas was temporarily closed at 8 a.m., and the closure "is expected to last several days...for the safety of visitors and staff" due to the "resources and space needed to attend to the migrants," the park wrote in a statement on Twitter.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    The Biden administration's immigration programs have helped the US live up to its long-held philosophy of accepting immigrants. Over the past year, the Dept. of Homeland Security secured tens of millions of dollars to implement new programs for assessing asylum applications at a record pace. As the US faces unprecedented numbers of migrants fleeing persecution, the department should continue this trend and ensure every legitimate asylum seeker receives a shot at a better life in America.

    Republican narrative

    The government’s primary duty is to protect and put its citizens first. With millions of illegals crossing into border states just last year — imposing financial and physical threats to the Americans who live there — it's about time states utilize the constitutional powers given to them, as Biden's federal agents refuse to conduct the deportations they so desperately need, and secure their own borders.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 50% chance at least 208k refugees will be admitted to the US from 2021 to 2024, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

    Political split



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