California Governor Gavin Newsom has asked that the Justice Department investigate whether transporting migrants to other regions of the nation constitutes kidnapping.
Gov. Newsom sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland. He questioned whether Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis were breaking the law by transporting illegal immigrants from their respective states to destinations such as New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Martha’s Vineyard.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “hair gel is interfering with his brain function.” The comment was in reference to the California governor’s request that the Department of Justice investigates Florida and other states for potential “kidnapping” crimes by transporting illegal immigrants to other parts of the country.
Newsome stated that several of those brought to Martha’s Vineyard has claimed that a recruiter encouraged them to accept the offer of travel on false promises that they would be transferred to Boston and would gain expedited access to work authorization. Newsom further wrote that he encouraged the U.S. Department of Justice to explore whether the claimed fraudulent inducement would support abduction charges under applicable state statutes.
DeSantis transferred refugees to Massachusetts on Wednesday after pledging to send them to a “sanctuary” location. States like Massachusetts, New York, and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals. These states have invited migrants into our country by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as sanctuary states’ and support for the Biden administration’s open border policies, said Taryn Fenske, the governor’s communications director, to Fox News Digital.
DeSantis’ action follows Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s efforts to transfer thousands of illegal immigrants who have crossed the state’s southern border. Abbott’s government has spent around $15 million chartering buses to transport migrants to “sanctuary cities” like Chicago and Washington, D.C.
DeSantis made the hair gel remark at a Friday news conference in Daytona Beach, Florida. He did so one day after Newsom asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate whether his and Abbott’s actions regarding the transportation of illegal immigrants from their states to destinations including New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Martha’s Vineyard were legal. Desantis stated that Newsome basically wrote, you need to prosecute the governors of Texas and Florida.
DeSantis and Abbott have refuted the kidnapping claims and claim that Biden has to do more to safeguard the border.
Abbott responded on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” on Friday, saying border communities are “begging for relief,” and the White House is refusing to shift direction. We have a president who has refused to go see the mess he’s caused on the border, and a border czar, Kamala Harris, who has refused to explain what’s going on, Abbott added.
Since they refuse to come to the border, we will bring the border to them so they can realize the problems they are bringing to the whole United States of America. Abbott has stated that he has no plans to back down and will continue bussing them to destinated sanctuary cities until the Biden Administration does something to stop the crisis at the border.
According to Fox News Digital, DeSantis transported two aircraft full of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard after pledging to move them to a “sanctuary location.”
The day after DeSantis sent two planes of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Abbott sent two more buses of Migrants to Kamala Harris’ home in Washington, D.C.
Newsom officially responded to DeSantis’ hair gel comment by tweeting
As a politician, you are clearly distracted, struggling, and busy playing politics with people’s lives. As you have only one need overriding all others — attention — let’s have a debate. “I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hairspray. Name the time before Election Day.”