Gavin Newsom Pushes for Department of Justice Investigation Into Florida’s Transportation of Illegal Aliens to California
On July 6, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom sent a letter to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland urging for an investigation into the recent transportations of illegal aliens from Republican-controlled states to Democratic states. Newsom wants this investigation to be conducted on the grounds of “deceptive representations.”
In the letter, Newsom and his fellow signatories declared that illegal immigrants allegedly seeking asylum in the US have been sent from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts and Sacramento, California under false pretenses through a program funded by the Florida state program.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta and Bexar County, Texas Sheriff Javier Salazar co-signed this letter, according to a report by Caden Pearson of the Epoch Times.
The signatories acknowledge that it’s a common occurrence for local jurisdictions and non-governmental organizations “to facilitate onward travel from the border.” But their letter highlights how the recent efforts to move illegal immigrants to California and Massachusetts constitutes a “scheme” in which, “according to news reports, recruiters deceived migrants into taking flights to these particular locations based on promises of jobs and shelter.”
The letter alluded to “recent reporting by the Los Angeles Times and other outlets” alleging that several of the illegal aliens who arrived in Sacramento on June 2 and 5 “may have been similarly induced by deceptive representations about access to jobs, housing, or other services.”
As part of the polarization that the election of former President Donald Trump engendered during his election in 2016, Democrat-controlled cities declared themselves sanctuary cities for illegal aliens. This was done in response to the patriotic immigration reforms that Trump tried implementing throughout his presidency.
Newsom’s letter stressed that although ongoing investigations into potential violations of state laws are still being carried out, the Department of Justice has the “unique capability” to carry out investigations in cases such as the one they allege, which covers “no fewer than five states.”
In June, Bonta described the transportation of illegal aliens from Texas to California as “state-sanctioned kidnapping” and even hinted at the possibility of filing criminal charges against the Florida state government.
In September 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a 2024 presidential candidate for the Republican Party, sent 49 illegal aliens from San Antonio, Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. In June, Florida revealed that it sent two flights carrying illegal immigrants to Sacramento.
These moves were taken by Republican leaders in response to the Biden regime’s perceived weakness on immigration policies. Consequently, multiple GOP governments bused or flew out thousands of illegal aliens to Democratic-run sanctuary cities.
“It is unconscionable to use people as political props by persuading them to travel to another state based on false or deceptive representations. We urge USDOJ to investigate potential violations of federal law by those involved in this scheme,” the letter declared (pdf).
The letter calls on the DOJ to launch criminal and civil investigations into the matter.
Since Joe Biden was installed in office, there has been a substantial increase in illegal immigration into the US through the country’s southern border with Mexico. On top of that, Florida has witnessed arrivals by boat at its maritime border, with individuals arriving from countries such as Haiti.
As a result, red states have had to take immigration matters into their own hands by erecting their own border security measures or even transporting illegal aliens to blue states. This is what happens when a federal government becomes derelict in its immigration enforcement functions.
An America First takeover at all levels of government is needed to avoid an immigration crisis of colossal proportions.