Republican Candidate Neal Dunn for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District today expressed his opposition of the Obama Administration’s plan to use Tyndall Air Force Base to receive and house illegal immigrant detainees, and called on Representative Gwen Graham (D-FL2) to oppose the move.
“The Obama Administration has made a mess of illegal immigration, and now he wants to dump these detainees in our backyard at Tyndall Air Force Base, headquarters of the 1st Air Force, potentially hindering the primary mission of the base,” said Dr. Dunn. “I urge Representative Gwen Graham to oppose this plan which bogs down our military at a time when they have already been stretched thin, and encourage the President to re-think his risky plan. I also urge President Obama and local governments to halt the creation of sanctuary cities in Florida.”
“Northwest Florida knows what is best for our local communities, not the overbearing Obama Administration,” said Dr. Dunn. “As a long-time resident of Panama City, home to Tyndall Air Force Base, I understand the vital nature of its missions, and the importance of the base to Florida. Its safety, as well as the safety of our community, should be our top priority and we should in no way risk that.”
Since announcing his candidacy for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, Dr. Dunn has been endorsed by former U.S. Congressman Steve Southerland, former Speaker Allan Bense, former Senate President Don Gaetz, former Speaker Will Weatherford, and Representatives Dennis Baxley, Jay Trumbull and Elizabeth Porter.