DeSantis Being Prosecuted By 2 States

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( – California AG Rob Bonta (Democrat) and County of Bexar (TX) Sheriff Javier Salazar, are both examining the civil and criminal case relating to whether migrants had been told to board the flights under deceptive pretenses.

The Sheriff’s office, which has jurisdiction over San Antonio, filed charges on Monday following a nine-month investigation into the transportation of 49 migrants from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The flights that had transported the immigrants had been organized by the Florida state government.

Bonta also launched an investigation into the flights that transported migrants to California. As he told the Hill he believed that “deception” was a key component of the migrants being convinced to board the planes.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) will be central to both of these investigations. DeSantis recently announced his presidential campaign and he is considered to be Trump’s 2024 leading competitor for the GOP nomination. Immigration is one of the key points in his presidential campaign.

Florida Rep. Darren Soto (D) in a statement argued that DeSantis with his moves was “abusing” taxpayer dollars and that they were open to having other states and governments assist them in challenging these political stunts.

Following the last two flights to Sacramento, California, DeSantis’ office has remained quiet. However, the Florida state government did take ownership of the two flights on Tuesday. Division of emergency management spokesperson Alecia Collins released a statement in which she argued that the transportation of immigrants was a practice followed by many left-leaning mayors, but that the moment Florida had transported migrants to a sanctuary city it was considered “false imprisonment and kidnapping.”

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