Florida has spent around $3.46 in their program transporting migrants out of the State and into the Democratic-leaning States.
The payments have been made to Vertol Systems Company for its assistance in the organization and carrying out of flights filled with migrants. This new data was collected by the Florida Accountability Contract Tracking System, and it showed that the spending had been approved by the Florida Department of Transportation.
According to the information released the latest two payments were made on Oct. 11 and Oct. 17, and each one was worth $950,000 apiece. A previous $950,000 was also made on September 21. Finally, another payment of $615,000 was made on September 8. All the payments were indicated to have been used for “relocation services.”
There was no further information regarding the exact way in which this money was spent. However, an invoice from UltimateJet Charters has shown that the Ohio-based company received $153,000 for the transfer of 49 migrants from San Antonio, Texas to Martha’s Vineyard.
In September Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had noted that he was planning on using “every penny” in a $12 million budget to relocate migrants out of the state of Florida. This process started as a backlash for Biden’s administration’s immigration policies.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has similarly used buses to transport 75 to 100 migrants from Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, and Uruguay, to many different cities and even outside the house of Vice President Kamala Harris, in Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey similarly has between May and September has had 43 buses of migrants sent to Washington, D.C., between May to September.