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A group of 48 mostly Venezuelan immigrants transported to the state of Florida in a surprise flight to Martha’s Vineyard last week are suing Governor Ron DeSantis for “fraudulent and discriminatory planning.”
The class-action lawsuit comes as at least two law enforcement agencies are investigating the actions of Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott for possible illegality.
A new report has revealed funding for Mr DeSantis’ overseas flights. The contractor hired by the governor is a longtime GOP donor.
Meanwhile, a plane reportedly loaded with asylum seekers flying from Texas to Delaware has yet to materialize, even as officials there worry that Florida’s highly controversial flight may be a generous transfer of migrants. Would be surprised by the unannounced plan for jurisdiction.
Governor DeSantis and his allies have defended sending migrants to Democratic-leading states and cities in opposition to what he characterized as the president’s “open border” policy.
Jared Kushner condemns DeSantis’ migrant flights
Trump’s son-in-law and former aide Jared Kushner said he was “very upset” by Governor DeSantis’ plan to take migrants from the US-Mexico border to Martha’s Vineyard.
Mr Kushner appeared on Fox News More numbers Following last week’s plan, while Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey continue to send border crossing migrants to cities like Washington DC and New York.
“I personally see what’s going on, and it’s very hard to see on the southern border, me too – we have to remember that these are humans, they are people, so they can be used as political pawns.” It’s bothering me a lot,” Mr. Kushner said.
The governor of Florida is being seen as a potential challenger to Donald Trump in 2024.
alex woodward22 September 2022 16:00
Texas sheriff faces threats to investigate migrant flights
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar’s office has reportedly received threats after announcing several “hateful emails” and an investigation into migrant flights from San Antonio, coordinated by the administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, which is several states away. .
Florida governor claims migrants boarded flights voluntarily
alex woodward22 September 2022 15:30
False promises, a legal investigation and a mysterious woman: unanswered questions about Ron DeSantis’ overseas flights
After two nights in a church shelter, the migrants who arrived in Massachusetts were taken to a large asylum operation on the mainland with separate rooms and medical and legal aid. State officials report that the families are in “good health and good spirits” with access to legal services, humanitarian aid and interpreters.
But much remains unclear about how migrants travel, including how Florida officials are identifying migrants in other states and sending them to Democratic-leading states and cities as part of the Republican governor’s state-sanctioned plans. , and how the funding for their scheme is earmarked. Far from many states is paying for it.
alex woodward22 September 2022 15:00
Holly Baxter: ‘Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott are using migrants to put forth their extreme views’
T. writing forthat free Premium, US Editor of The Voice Holly Baxter writes of how two Republican governors are performing political stunts ahead of midterm at the expense of vulnerable migrants and their families:
Republican governors intensifying political stunts ahead of midterm, thinks Holly Baxter
alex woodward22 September 2022 14:24
Migrant says he was paid to recruit immigrants for Florida’s controversial Martha’s Vineyard flights
A 27-year-old expatriate from Venezuela says he was given $200 for his fellow asylum seekers to board planes or buses bound for Democrat-held areas chartered by Florida’s governor.
And they were instructed to do so with promises of aid that never materialized or were ever real to begin with, he now says.
If true, it would prove that Florida officials used deceptive practices to lure migrants thousands of miles across the United States for purely political reasons.
Migrants have said they were falsely promised work and housing
John Bowden22 September 2022 13:00
DeSantis leads Trump in purple-red Florida amid migrants dispute
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis now leads Donald Trump in a hypothetical one-on-one matchup between voters in Florida, according to a new Axios poll.
The development comes as Mr DeSantis has become a hero for his effort to use state funding to transport migrants from Texas to Democrat-held areas, even as he believes his state Large groups of migrants entering in do not exist.
The performance in the poll is also notable, as Donald Trump won the Florida primary against senior state senator Sen. Marco Rubio during the 2016 primary, one of his final moves to eliminate his rivals in the GOP presidential contest.
John Bowden22 September 2022 11:00
Donald Trump Is Angry That Ron DeSantis’ Martha’s Vineyard Stunt Was His ‘Idea’
Donald Trump is lashing out at fellow Republican Ron DeSantis over the governor’s decision last week to authorize private flights carrying about 50 migrants from the southern border to Martha’s Vineyard, reports Rolling Stone.
The magazine reported that two insiders close to the twice-impeached president had heard him take the limelight from Trump by a Republican governor and on expatriate flights to promote his national profile ahead of a possible bid for the White House. was accused of using ,
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Former president accuses Florida governor of stealing limelight from his stage
John Bowden22 September 2022 09:00
More than $1 million in Florida funding given to GOP donor amid migrants dispute
A contractor owned by a Republican donor is seeing a massive unexpected thanks to Ron DeSantis’ efforts to fly migrants from Texas to Massachusetts, and other Democratic strongholds.
New analysis of state records indicates more than $1 million in funding for the flights was given to the company as it fuels Mr. DeSantis’ efforts to embarrass Biden’s White House.
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An airline hired by the administration donated thousands of dollars to Republican causes, with the governor’s campaign and a state legislator central to its legislative agenda.
John Bowden22 September 2022 07:00
Abbott and DeSantis promise more expatriate flights
The GOP governors of Florida and Texas have shown no slack in their campaign to embarrass the Biden administration by organizing flights of migrants to liberal-controlled cities. The scheme has been widely criticized for supposedly misleading practices and overall legitimacy of the process.
“There are also going to be buses, and likely more flights,” Mr DeSantis said on Friday. “The legislature gave me $12 million. We’re going to spend every penny to make sure we’re protecting the people of the state of Florida. ,
Mr Abbott, whose “Operation Lone Star” has settled more than 10,000 migrants in generous cities across the country, has also promised more.
“Texas will continue to send migrants to sanctuary cities like Washington, D.C., until President Biden and Border Tsar Harris step in and do their bit to secure the border,” he said in a statement last week.
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The plane appears to be waiting in New Jersey
John Bowden22 September 2022 05:00
GOP’s tough strategy on migrants restarts midterm debate
Ron DeSantis and other Republicans are working overtime to refocus the issue of immigration midterm as their party faces an unprecedented criminal investigation into Donald Trump, as well as the GOP’s new campaign to restrict abortion rights. Voters are facing adverse prospects.
“It will be a big issue in elections, I can tell you that,” Mr DeSantis vowed on Tuesday. “It has already made a greater impact than anyone thought it could possibly make. But we will continue to make more impact.”
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Republican governors of Florida and Texas sent migrants on planes and buses to Washington, D. have delivered
John Bowden22 September 2022 04:00