Will Haitian Gangs show up on the streets of Florida?

In a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz raised alarm over the escalating situation in Haiti, expressing deep concerns about the possibility of a large influx of Haitian migrants into Florida amid the Caribbean chaos.

During the hearing, Gaetz pressed officials from the Department of Defense (DoD) on the steps being taken by the Biden administration to prepare for a potential wave of migrants fleeing Haiti.

DoD official Rebecca Zimmerman acknowledged the deteriorating conditions in Haiti and the possibility of increased migration due to the dire circumstances. Army General Laura Richardson echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the need for appropriate posture and readiness to address a mass migration.

The backdrop to these concerns is the worsening situation in Haiti, marked by widespread gang violence and civil unrest. Reports indicate that armed gangs now control around 80% of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, prompting Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s resignation.

The violence and instability have prompted the evacuation of some personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, as security concerns mount. The embassy has issued warnings to U.S. citizens in Haiti, urging them to depart as soon as possible due to the precarious security situation.  Yesterday a special tactical team of Marines was deployed to Haiti to secure safety at the embassy.

Another Florida Congressman, Cory Mills, also led an operation to evacuate 10 Americans from Haiti.  Congressman Mills has led other rescue operations because the Biden administration left Americans behind in Afghanistan in 2021 and Israel in 2023. 

Biden’s weakness when it comes to protecting Americans should be a concern for Floridians.

With Florida potentially facing the brunt of any mass migration from Haiti, there is a pressing need for coordinated efforts to address the root causes of the crisis and mitigate its impact on Florida.

In the face of uncertainty, one thing is clear: proactive measures and decisive action will be crucial in managing the situation and safeguarding Floridians from Haitian gangs on our streets.  Floridians relying on Biden to be proactive and decisive is a joke – on us.

Eye believes Floridians should take precautions to prepare for unrest if Haitian gangs make it to our shores. 

Billie Tucker Volpe

Billie Tucker Volpe Founder of Eye on Jacksonville and Leadership Consultant to CEOs/Executives.


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