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Ron DeSantis’ Office Says Biden Admin Sending Flights Of Migrants Into State

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to be a thorn in the side of President Joe Biden, exposing his hidden agenda and setting roadblocks for him.

Last week, the governor continued that trend when his office said that the Biden administration is sending illegal immigrants on flights to Florida in the dark of night, The Washington Examiner reported.

More than 70 flights transporting migrants from the southern border to Jacksonville have landed in the dark of night in recent months as the Biden administration struggles to empty overflowing border facilities, the office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

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It is the first time the state of Florida has disclosed the number of confirmed flights arriving in the state since the summer. The governor’s office has scrambled in recent weeks to uncover who is facilitating the mystery flights landing in northern Florida daily, but the Biden administration has refused to disclose any information, one official said.

“Over 70 air charter flights [on] jetliner airliners coming from the southwest border have landed at Jacksonville International Airport,” DeSantis’s public safety czar Larry Keefe, who was appointed U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Florida by President Donald Trump until 2021, said. “On average, there’s 36 passengers on each of these flights. And that has been going on over the course of the summer through September.”

He said that the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human Services are not telling Florida who is overseeing the flights or where the migrants are going.

“We’re in a sad situation of trying to run an investigation. Who is facilitating this travel? How are they getting here? Who are the support people? Who are the sponsors?” he said.

“We don’t know definitively or specifically as to why Jacksonville is the chosen place,” he said. “[We’re] having to watch and observe — in effect, spy on the government to see what it is that they’re doing in the middle of the night out of these airport facilities.”

No one knows the reason the migrants are being taken to Florida but it is curious that the state has been trending Republican.

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He said that the state is investigating whether Yery Noel Medina Ulloa, a man who lied to Border Patrol about his name and about being 17-years-old, was on one of the flights.

Medina Ulloa was allegedly caught on video murdering Francisco Javier Cuellar on October 6. An arrest warrant from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that security cameras in Cuellar’s home showed Ulloa “stabbing the victim numerous times and repeatedly hitting him with a chair.”

Cuellar was a legal resident from Mexico and had hired Ulloa to work at his store.

“When he entered [the US] he told me, ‘Mommy, I didn’t go in with my name,’” his mother, Wendy Florencia Ulloa, said to Univision, Fox News reported. “‘I went in with the name of another person because right there at the shelter they helped me.”

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“‘Mommy, he is my Uncle Frank,’” she said her son informed her of the victim. “‘I live with him. But don’t worry. He treats me like a son.’”

It is not clear how Ulloa ended up in Florida after being detained in Texas — or whether he was transported by way of the Biden administration’s secret flights to resettle underage immigrants, revealed in an exclusive expose by The Post last month.

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Routes for the flights included from Texas to Jacksonville, the report noted.

Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Border Patrol and the Office of Refugee Resettlement did not immediately respond to inquiries about how Ulloa wound up in Florida.

An ICE spokesman confirmed that Ulloa was detained on Oct. 13, but said the agency was not involved.

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