PIO Number: 19-5-19

Date: May 16, 2019

​“Yesterday, I was made aware that the United States Border Patrol was considering to release a potential influx of immigrants into both Palm Beach and Broward counties.  This information was also shared with me by my trusted colleague, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.  Although no state or federal government official confirmed such action would be taking place, I elected to share this information with Mayor Mark Bogen and requested an emergency meeting be arranged with all County Commissioners in preparation for such an event. Mayor Bogen advised he would be happy to coordinate such a meeting as he understood the potential negative impact this immigrant release could have on all of Broward County. I’m currently awaiting a scheduled calendar meeting with my County Commissioners,” Sheriff Gregory Tony said.

Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO


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