Democrats Cook Up New Plan To Stop Migrant Busing

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After news broke that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) flew illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) sent a letter to the DOJ requesting they investigate what he calls an “alleged fraudulent scheme.”

In the letter addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Newsom writes, “I strongly urge the U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ) to open an investigation into possible criminal or civil violations of federal law based on this alleged fraudulent scheme.”

On Thursday (September 15) morning, nearly 50 Migrants arrived by plane on the Massachusetts island. The group had been flown there by DeSantis in a protest against the Biden Administration’s border policies.

Newsom’s decision to fly migrants to Martha’s Vineyard shows solidarity among Republican Governors, particularly Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), who has bused thousands of illegal immigrants to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago.

When confirming the flight carrying the migrants, DeSantis’ communications director, Taryn Fenske, revealed that states like New York and California would also be targeted as “part of the state’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations.”

In his letter, Newsom claims that migrants were misled when agreeing to board the flight, saying the group received false information about what would occur if they traveled to Massachusetts.

“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,” Newsom wrote.

Newsom urged the DOJ to investigate if “the alleged inducement” supported “charges of kidnapping under relevant state laws.”