Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) was accused of moving undocumented immigrants to other regions of the country, and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) is pleading with the DOJ to look into this.
In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Newsom questioned if the practice of relocating migrants to politically liberal places like New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. now that Martha’s Vineyard who entered the United States illegally is legal or not.
“Several of the individuals who were transported to Martha’s Vineyard have alleged that a recruiter induced them to accept the offer of travel based on false representations that they would be transported to Boston and would receive expedited access to work authorization… I urge the US DOJ to investigate whether the alleged fraudulent inducement would support charges of kidnapping under relevant state laws,” Newsom said.
What @GovRonDeSantis and @GregAbbott_TX are doing isn’t clever, it’s cruel.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 15, 2022
I’m formally requesting the DOJ begin an immediate investigation into these inhumane efforts to use kids as political pawns. pic.twitter.com/x2sBa06nSw
Newsom argued that DeSantis’ actions are inhumane and asked the DOJ to look into possible abduction or Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) charges against the Florida governor.
In his letter, Newsom accused DeSantis of attempting to deliberately demean and humiliate the migrants and asked the DOJ to investigate the possibility of a civil rights conspiracy in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1985.
DeSantis promised to send them to a sanctuary location, but instead sent illegal immigrants from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
The woke rich and famous frequent Martha’s Vineyard, including former President Barack Obama, who has a $15 million property on the posh island.