I’m old enough to remember the days of the Republicans welcome Victims of communism came to our shores – not just for obvious humanitarian reasons, but also for the political statements it made. There is nothing like welcoming freedom-seekers who risk their lives to America to shout “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.”
The big political news of the week, however, was Florida’s Republican governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, spend $1.5 million to airlift Venezuelan migrants from a detention center outside San Antonio, Texas (yes, Texas) to Martha’s Vineyard, an upscale Massachusetts island off the coast of Cape Cod. The airlift caught local officials off guard.
The victims allege that Florida officials “designed and executed a premeditated, fraudulent and illegal scheme centered on exploiting this loophole for the sole purpose of furthering their own personal, economic and political interests.” their lawsuit this week. I’m sure they’ll do well once they settle here because they’ve learned the national value of finding the right attorney.
DeSantis acknowledged the basic plan, although he disputed the malicious intent. “Florida’s plan gives them a fresh start in the sanctuary state, and these people are choosing to fly to Massachusetts on a charter flight,” said each statement A spokesman for the governor called it “voluntary.” Immigrants claim officials lured them with promises of jobs and housing.
a new United Nations Report It was found that the intelligence services of Venezuela’s socialist police state “played a well-coordinated and effective structure in carrying out a plan orchestrated at the highest levels of the government to suppress dissent through crimes against humanity”. Can we blame Venezuelans for seeking asylum here?
Business Insider report Last week, Venezuelan asylum seekers who crossed our border were granted temporary immunity from deportation — but the Biden administration has been sending them to Colombia without processing their asylum claims. The best condemnation of the inhumane policies of the Democratic administration is for governors to welcome them in their states — not as props for political stunts.
Last month, the DeSantis government announced plan Sending a Florida immigration bus to Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware to draw the president’s attention to illegal immigration. His spokesman later recused that Cubans who continued to flee communist Cuba and remained a powerful political force in South Florida were exempt.
Administration famous The Biden administration worked with the Cuban government to repatriate refugees. This is of course an outrage, but the correct rebuttal is not to send truckloads of poor, desperate people to Delaware, but to make it easier for Cubans, Haitians and other asylum seekers to stay in Florida. But for some elected officials, political aspirations trump humanitarian concerns.
DeSantis is modeled on a plan laid out by Republican Governor Greg Abbott of Texas. “Abbott’s office says 8,000 migrants have been sent to the nation’s capital since announcing his bus policy in the spring,” according to Texas Tribune“The state also sent 2,500 immigrants to New York City and 600 to Chicago. Abbott this week started targeting the vice president’s residence after she appeared on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” and said border security , which sparked outrage among conservatives.”
Conservatives have defended the policy as a means of focusing the Biden administration’s attention on persistent problems at the border.There are many tools national leaders can use to express dissatisfaction with a president’s administration’s policies — but impose it on others hardships Humans express their views on Fox News with incomprehensible cruelty.
Proponents of the transit policy claim the federal failure is imposing disproportionate costs on border states, but conservative author Mona Charon explain Over the past two decades, the federal government has spent $333 billion on border security—apparently, most of it went to Texas and other states that border Mexico.
Let’s be careful about the precedent we set. What if the governors of the free states emptied their prisons for drug offenders and transported them to Utah or Texas, which backed tougher drug laws?Given the Boise River, maybe every state could send massive numbers of homeless people to Idaho Decide Stop cities from removing people from parks unless they have a place to put them. Obviously, this is not the way to govern.
Perhaps the best news is that volunteer groups have arrived at the drop-off point to help. “If we just get those who arrive freely to connect with employers, communities and charities, instead of jumping through a million legal hoops, more of them will just get themselves where they need to be — and continue to make America great for beautiful diversity and diversity,” Elizabeth Nolan Brown said in reason.
It’s much better than treating people as politics pawn.
This column is first published at the Orange County Register.