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‘Just Wrong’: White House Condemns Migrant Flight to Martha’s Vineyard

Ron DeSantis’ political stunt to fly migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in November could backfire and undermine his support among Spanish voters.

Democratic state senator Annette Taddeo told Politico, “from a Miami perspective, it’s a big mistake”.

“All these Republicans… have historically talked about socialism and communism and that we stand up to these terrible dictators. The migrants are fleeing exactly what the Republicans say they are fighting against,” she added.

The Florida GOP has been trying to win over Venezuelan Americans in recent years. Many of them left Venezuela in the last decade after the political and economic chaos that erupted under the leadership of Nicolás Maduro and Hugo Chávez before him.

While Venezuelan Americans make up a small portion of Florida, estimated at about 200,000 people, the community is growing.

“I have friends and neighbors who have fled the brutal dictator of Venezuela, and to cruelly treat everyone in that place as a political pawn or fundraising gimmick is just abhorrent,” Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, according to the outlet.

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DeSantis stunt could undermine Spanish voter support in November

Ron DeSantis’ political stunt to fly migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in November could backfire and undermine his support among Spanish voters.

Democratic state senator Annette Taddeo told Politico, “from a Miami perspective, it’s a big mistake”.

“All these Republicans… have historically talked about socialism and communism and that we stand up to these terrible dictators. The migrants are fleeing exactly what the Republicans say they are fighting against,” she added.

The Florida GOP has been trying to win over Venezuelan Americans in recent years. Many of them left Venezuela in the last decade after the political and economic chaos that erupted under the leadership of Nicolás Maduro and Hugo Chávez before him.

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While Venezuelan Americans make up a small portion of Florida, estimated at about 200,000 people, the community is growing.

“I have friends and neighbors who have fled the brutal dictator of Venezuela, and to cruelly treat everyone in that place as a political pawn or fundraising gimmick is just abhorrent,” Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, according to the outlet.

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Ron DeSantis slammed by gubernatorial opponent for migrant stunt

Ron DeSantis is running for reelection this year against Democrat Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of the state.

Mr Crist told The Orlando Sentinel that his opponent is taking these actions to “blow up his base and use people as punching bags while trying to run for president and distract from the issue of this election – being pro-choice”.

University of Florida political science chair Daniel Smith told the paper that the depths into which “one can fall in terms of virtue signaling to the MAGA” base have “not been gauged.”

“We don’t really have a precedent for this kind of action in political science,” he said.

“He’s not thinking about 2022. He’s more focused on the primary season for 2024,” said Mr. Smith. “This is clearly not about migrants in Florida.”

“I think he’s overplaying his hand,” he added. “Will he be hoisted on his own petard?”

“States like Massachusetts, New York and California will better facilitate care for these individuals they have invited to our country by encouraging illegal immigration through their designation as ‘holy states,'” DeSantis spokesman Taryn Fenske said in a statement to the United States. newspaper.

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Ted Cruz Proposes Obamas Accommodate Migrants in Their Martha’s Vineyard Mansion

Ted Cruz has suggested that the Obamas host migrants at their mansion in Martha’s Vineyard.

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“I commend Greg Abbott for sending immigrants to these blue cities, I commend Ron DeSantis for doing this and they should do more,” he said. Mr Cruz on Sean Hannity’s TNZT News show.

“Tomorrow Martha’s Vineyard needs a hundred, the next day 200, the next day a thousand.

“DC says it’s a crisis to get 6,000, they need 10,000, they need 100,000, they need 500,000. Because Joe Biden let 4.2 million people in illegally and I know these rich billionaires are saying, ‘Gosh, you people, let them eat cake.’

“Well, what about the Obamas hosting these 50 people in their $12 million compound?”

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Ted Cruz Says Joe Biden Is ‘World’s Biggest Human Trafficker’

Ted Cruz has claimed that Joe Biden is “the largest human trafficker in the world”.

Speaking to TNZT News’ Sean Hannity, the Texas Senator admitted that Ron DeSantis’ transportation of undocumented migrants from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard was likely illegal.

Mr. Hannity asked if the law was clear on human trafficking, to which Mr. Cruz uncomfortably admitted, “it is clear.”

He then quickly turned his attention back to the White House.

“Right now, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is the largest human trafficker in the world.”

The group of migrants sent to the island of Massachusetts by Mr. DeSantis has now been transferred to a large shelter supported by government agencies in Cape Cod.

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Harris says White House is looking at ‘root causes’ of migration problems

Kamala Harris has said the White House is looking at the “root causes” of the migration problems facing the administration.

“We are looking at the cause. Why do people leave the house? Most people don’t want to leave the house,” Ms. Harris told Vice News on Friday. “I coordinate what we call a ‘root cause strategy’. We have now raised $3.2 billion to help the people in those countries to stay by giving them opportunities to take care of themselves in their home country, in their own country, which they honestly want to be able to do.”

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Kamala Harris Blames Trump Administration for Migration Problems

Kamala Harris has blamed the Trump administration for the immigration problems facing the White House.

“Under the previous administration, they decimated a system designed to tackle immigration,” she told Vice News on Friday. “And so we’ve spent an incredible amount of time, work and resources over the past 18 months reconstructing that system. The first piece of legislation we presented in January last year was a citizenship pathway. People play political games with that, and it leads nowhere.”

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Migrant Says He Was Paid To Recruit Migrants For Florida’s Controversial Martha’s Vineyard Flights

More details are emerging about how nearly 50 migrants, many from Venezuela, ended up on a pair of surprise flights sent by the state of Florida to Martha’s Vineyard, a swanky Massachusetts vacation island, in a much-criticized political stunt.

Migrants say they have been promised work papers and jobs and even paid to board and have encouraged others to join them.

A 27-year-old Venezuelan migrant named Emmanuel told San Antonio Report that a woman named Perla gave him $200 from “an anonymous benefactor” to recruit fellow asylum seekers outside a city-run migrant center in San Antonio, Texas, from which the flights originated.

“Perla told me that in those host states, the state has the benefits of helping migrants,” Emmanuel said. “I’ve just been the mediator because I like helping people.”

“A lot of people really come without plans, they just want to come and work and they have a hand that will shelter them,” he added. “I just saw it that way, as a sweet way to do it for good.”

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Photos: Migrants Arrive Outside the Vice President’s Residence

A group of mostly Venezuelan migrants, who were bussed from Texas jail and then dropped off outside the Naval Observatory, the official residence of US Vice President Kamala Harris, await transport in Washington, US September 17, 2022

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A group of mostly Venezuelan migrants, who were bussed from Texas jail and then dropped off outside the Naval Observatory, the official residence of US Vice President Kamala Harris, await transport in Washington, US September 17, 2022

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A one month old baby is placed in a vehicle to be transported to a safe place

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‘Entire group is quite upset’: Migrants who flew to Martha’s Vineyard speak out

Some migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have spoken out.

“When we got on the plane, they told us they would give us jobs, a place to live, everything,” Everlides told Dela Hoz. USA today through a translator. “The whole group is quite upset. But they did take us to a beautiful place.”

“I just feel misled because they have told a lie and it has come to nothing,” Pedro Luis Torrelaba, 36, told the newspaper on Friday.

“I want peace,” said Carlos Muños. “Calmness.”

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