The governor of Florida neither confirmed nor denied a link between the 16 Colombian and Venezuelan immigrants traveling to California from the Mexican border.
of The Florida government has so far neither confirmed nor denied a link between the 16 Colombian and Venezuelan immigrants traveling to California from the Mexican border. Local media reports said they were stranded in front of a Catholic church in Sacramento on Friday and were chased a second time on a plane this Monday.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta said Monday in a statement echoed by Florida media that the case was under investigation, but that 16 immigrants had documents believed to be linked to the governor’s administration. He said it was already confirmed. Republican Ron DeSantis from Florida.
On the same Monday, state attorney’s office spokesman Tara Gallegos said a second plane had arrived in the state capital, Sacramento, but this time it carried about 20 illegal immigrants whose nationalities were not yet disclosed, according to the NBC network. reported.
DeSantis has so far not spoken out on social networks or through a publicist statement or statement.
That was Florida Democratic President Nikki Freed, who said on Monday that the “cruel and inhumane” transfer of immigrants to California was “another example of Ron’s draconian immigration policy.” bottom. Under no circumstances should Florida citizens bear this cost. “
“These migrant flights are akin to human smuggling and everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves. Vulnerable people are coerced and tricked into participating in these programs without knowing that there is no plan to care for them,” Fried said.
If either of the two transfers is confirmed, it would be the 50 immigrants (mostly Venezuela) who were transferred from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts last September under a Florida government program. The case would be similar to that of humans. migration of illegal immigrants.
The Miami Herald reported today that the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in Texas has filed a complaint against Mr. DeSantis in connection with the Sept. 14, 2022 airlift of 49 immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard. A recommendation for criminal prosecution was filed with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office.
The case is the subject of a lawsuit against Mr. DeSantis by the Civil Rights Lawyers (LCR) on behalf of those affected. The Civil Rights Lawyers Association (LCR) said in a message that it has already sent a team to Sacramento to investigate whether the governor “attacked again.” Sent to EFE.
apparently The 16 immigrants from Colombia and Venezuela flew to Sacramento on a plane apparently funded by the state of Florida, according to LCR.
As was the case with Martha’s Vineyard, social services were not notified prior to the trip. The immigrants were simply left outside a church in Sacramento, civil rights groups added.
“Like Martha’s Vineyard customers, we are investigating this incident to determine if recent immigrants were tricked into traveling,” LCR said.
In addition, LCR provides legal assistance to those assisting immigrants.
California Governor Gavon Newson said in a statement that the Sacramento Mayor’s Office and the California Governor’s Office are working together to “ensure that those who arrive are treated with respect and dignity.”
DeSantis, who is in the Republican primary for the 2024 presidential election, has made a “strong hand” against illegal immigration a staple of his campaign. And before that, he pushed for a law to go into effect next July that will severely punish illegal immigrants and those who give them jobs or help them.
For more than a year, governors of red states such as Texas and Florida have transported immigrants by bus and sometimes planes to cities such as New York, Chicago and Washington in protest against government immigration policies. Democrat Joe Biden.
About 30 immigrants from Texas arrived at the Washington residence of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on May 11.