Martha's Vineyard: Criminal Probe Opened; Migrants Sue Fla. Gov.

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The Facts

  • On Monday, Texas Sheriff Javier Salazar announced that his office has opened a criminal investigation into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to send 48 migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard, Mass. last week.

  • In a news briefing, Salazar claimed that the migrants — all reportedly Venezuelan — were “lured” from a migrant resource center into traveling to Martha’s Vineyard “under false pretenses.”

The Spin

Democratic narrative

Governors who are sending migrants to liberal states are committing crimes against humanity. Vulnerable asylum-seekers are being used as political pawns and trafficked across the country in a misguided bid to oppose Biden's immigration policies and gain political points. This must stop now.

Republican narrative

DeSantis has one-upped his Republican colleagues to both share the burden of illegal immigrants and expose the hypocrisy of the coastal elites. Residents of places like Martha’s Vineyard advocate for these people to be allowed in the country as long as they don’t settle in their city. Now maybe Democrats will take this issue seriously.

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