The Florida Keys National Park was closed to visitors due to the influx of migrants. This was reported by The Hill with reference to the US National Park Service (NPS).
As it became known, access to the Dry Tortugas National Park located in Florida was closed for at least a week due to the placement of hundreds of migrants in the park.
“The closure, which is expected to last several days, is necessary for the safety of visitors and staff due to the need to allocate resources and space to serve migrants,” the NPS said in a statement issued on Monday.
Across the Florida Keys, at least 500 migrants arrived over the holiday weekend. Of this total, approximately 300 migrants arrived by boat and landed on the islands located in the Dry Tortugas National Park. Currently, employees of the park provide migrants with food, water and medical care.
According to Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay, the US Border Service will not provide resources to provide migrants, which, according to him, exacerbates the “massive migration crisis” on the islands.
“This indicates the absence of a working plan of the federal government to solve the problem of mass migration, which could have been foreseen,” Ramzi said.
As representatives of the Border Service and the Coast Guard of the United States noted, the latest wave of illegal immigrants who arrived on the Florida Keys by boat has become one of the most massive in almost a decade. According to the WLRN radio station, since the beginning of October alone, border patrol agents have detained more than 2,000 migrants in South Florida.