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California Governor Wants DOJ To Consider Kidnapping Charges For States Relocating Migrants

Sacramento, CA – California Governor Gavin Newsom has asked the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to consider kidnapping charges in connection with the Florida and Texas governors’ decision to send illegal immigrants in their states to “sanctuary cities” in other states.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have been sending busloads of migrants that the federal government has dumped in their states to jurisdictions where politicians have previously said they welcome undocumented residents, FOX News reported.

So far, Abbott and DeSantis have bussed illegal immigrants out of their states and delivered them safely to cities that have previously called themselves sanctuaries including New York City, Chicago, and the nation’s capital.

Most recently, DeSantis sent a planeload of migrants to the tony vacation island of Martha’s Vineyard just off the coast of Massachusetts, FOX News reported.

President Joe Biden’s administration has expressed its displeasure with the relocation of the undocumented immigrants, FOX News reported.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s tone-deaf remarks on the situation at a press conference on Sept. 15 quickly went viral.

So, the California governor decided to do something about his colleagues in Texas and Florida, FOX News reported.

Newsom sent a letter U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland this week asking the nation’s highest law enforcement officer to look into whether the governors sending migrants to other parts of the United States could be charged with kidnapping or if they had violated any other federal laws.

“Several of the individuals who were transported to Martha’s Vineyard have alleged that a recruiter induced them to accept the offer of travel based on false representations that they would be transported to Boston and would receive expedited access to work authorization,” Newsom wrote.

“I urge US DOJ to investigate whether the alleged fraudulent inducement would support charges of kidnapping under relevant state laws,” the letter read.

The Florida Governor’s Office hit back, FOX News reported.

“States like Massachusetts, New York and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals who they have invited into our country by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’ and support for the Biden administration’s open border policies,” Taryn Fenske, DeSantis’ communications director, said.

The fact that DeSantis sent the latest shipment of undocumented people to an expensive vacation destination in Massachusetts where many pro-immigration Democratic politicians own property has not been lost on critics.

Florida’s governor has been following in the footsteps of the Texas governor, who has spent roughly $15 million so far to transport illegal immigrants from his state to DC and Chicago, FOX News reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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