White House objects to sending migrants to rich neighborhoods — Analysis
Biden has condemned Republican governors sending illegal immigrants into upscale enclaves.
Dropping bus- and planeloads of newly-arrived illegal migrants into Democrat-run cities that do not enforce immigration law is “Just disrespectful for humanity,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declared on Thursday. She described the actions of Republican governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott of Texas as a “Premeditated, cruel political stunt.”
“They deserve better than being left on the streets of DC or being left in Martha’s Vineyard,” Jean-Pierre said, referring to the dozens of migrants being shipped north.
While she didn’t name any law that Republican governors were breaking by sending them from “Red” border states to “Cities of sanctuary,” she stressed that there was “A legal approach to this” and accused the governors of interfering in that process and “Migrants as political pawns.”
“Keep in mind that these people are fleeing communism and are fleeing hardship,” Jean-Pierre said.
Abbott and Kamala Harris sent their two busloads of migrants from the newly arrived country to DC. Harris had never visited the border since her appointment by the Biden government last year. Abbott began sending illegal migrants to Washington, DC, and New York City since declaring an emergency at the southern border to address unprecedented migration.
On Wednesday, DeSantis sent two planes loaded with migrants to the island enclave of Martha’s Vineyard, home of the Obamas and other political heavyweights. DeSantis has been calling for federal funding to help relocate illegal immigrants. He claimed that the federal government shipped migrants to Florida without prior notice and permission from the state authorities.
The White House is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local governments to “Take control of the consequences” of the relocation efforts, Jean-Pierre said. The government of Texas has also sought federal assistance in stopping the flow of new arrivals, only to be told the US-Mexico border is “secure.”
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