Sunday, November 27, 2022

Florida Gov. DeSantis faces backlash for sending two planes of illegal immigrants to Martha Vineyard

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(Ray Ewing/Vineyard Gazette via AP)

On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis flew two flights full of immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, detailing a technique used by Republican governors to focus on what they see as the failed border policies of the Biden administration. Huh.

According to Taryn Fenske, director of communications for DeSantis’ expedition, the flights to the prosperous island enclave in Massachusetts were part of a strategy to “take illegal immigrants to sanctuary locations.”

Although DeSantis’ office did not elaborate on their legal status, several migrants crossing the border illegally from Mexico were temporarily rescued from deportation after US officials freed them to seek asylum in immigration court. Is released – as permitted by US law and an international treaty – or released on humanitarian parole. This is the case, even though DeSantis’s office did not elaborate on his legal status.

Republican Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts said he was in communication with local leaders and that emergency housing was being provided.

Representative Dylan Fernandes, representing Martha’s Vineyard in the state legislature, tweeted the following: “Our island immediately went into action, putting 50 beds together, providing a good meal for everyone, setting up a play area for the kids.” To do and ensure people have access to the medical care and support they need. As a community, we join together to provide help and support to newcomers.”

In April, Texas Governor Greg Abbott began busing hundreds of migrants to Washington, and most recently, he added New York City and Chicago to his list of potential destinations. Since May, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has begun transporting migrants to Washington state by bus. Passengers are required to sign a communiqué acknowledging that the free ride is completely voluntary.

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DeSantis, who has been mentioned as a potential candidate for president, seems to be taking the strategy to a whole new level by using planes and choosing Martha’s Vineyard. The port cities on Martha’s Vineyard, which are home to about 15,000 people, are more likely than New York City or Washington, D.C. for a large influx of migrants. are much less prepared.

The action is expected to appease DeSantis’ followers, who scoff at Democrat-led, immigrant-friendly “sanctuary” communities, but it is sure to anger opponents, who claim he is working for political gain. are using immigrants as pawns and thus using them as one. Weapon.

According to Fenske, the Florida Legislature allocated twelve million dollars to pay for the transportation of “illegal immigrants” out of the state in accordance with federal law.

According to Fenske, “states such as Massachusetts, New York, and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals, whom they have identified through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’ by encouraging illegal immigration and supporting the Biden administration’s open border policies.” Invited to our country by. “These individuals have been invited to our country by encouraging illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’ and to support the Biden administration’s open border policies.”

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