WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Carlos A. Giménez (FL-28) raised the alarm and issued the following statement after 17 nationals from Communist China were apprehended in Key Largo, inside the Congressman’s district. Rep. Gimenez has requested more information from Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to assess who these individuals are and any threats they may pose. Rep. Gimenez’s priority is to protect our border and national security, especially for our Florida Keys residents. 

“Florida Highway Patrol and U.S. Border Agents detained 17 Chinese nationals after illegally making landfall in Key Largo - my district,” said Rep. Gimenez. “I’m proud to serve on the Armed Services Committee, Homeland Security Committee, and the new Select Committee on China and have requested additional information from all federal agencies involved. In Congress, I have fought the Biden Administration’s shortsighted border policies that have endangered our country and impacted our South Florida community.”

 For Rep. Gimenez’s video statement in English, click HERE

For Rep. Gimenez’s video statement in Spanish, click HERE

Congressman Carlos Giménez represents Miami-Dade County and the beautiful Florida Keys. He is the only Cuban-born Member of the 118th Congress, having fled his homeland shortly after the Communist takeover of the island.