DeSantis sends migrant flights to Martha's Vineyard, says Florida is not a sanctuary state

by 24USATVSept. 15, 2022, 5 p.m. 19
-

Gov. Ron DeSantis charged the Biden administration for refusing "to lift a finger" in securing the U.S. border with Mexico in defending his decision to fly planes carrying migrants on Wednesday to Martha's Vineyard. Declaring that Florida is not a sanctuary state, DeSantis said during a news conference Thursday morning that leaders have worked on "innovative ways" to shield the state from President Joe Biden's border policies. One was using a portion of the state's latest budget that included $12 million to establish a program within the Department of Transportation to "facilitate the transport" of undocumented persons out of Florida. "If you have folks that are inclined to think Florida is a good place, our message to them is we are not a sanctuary state, and it's better to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction and, yes, we will help facilitate that transport for you to be able to go to greener pastures," said DeSantis, responding to a reporter's question. More: https://bit.ly/3Ub59FL

Tags:
-

Related Articles

NEWS

Florida recovery efforts underway after Hurricane Ian

by 24USATVSept. 30, 2022, 7:50 p.m.2
NEWS

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in South Carolina

by 24USATVSept. 30, 2022, 7:50 p.m.2
NEWS

Blind 5-year-old meets firefighter for first time

by 24USATVSept. 30, 2022, 6 p.m.2
NEWS

Kiawah Island, South Carolina, prepares for Hurricane Ian

by 24USATVSept. 30, 2022, 5:50 p.m.2
NEWS

FEMA's responds to Hurricane Ian's devastation in Florida

by 24USATVSept. 30, 2022, 5:01 p.m.2
NEWS

Ginni Thomas testifies before Jan. 6 committee

by 24USATVSept. 30, 2022, 5 p.m.2
NEWS

Watch Hurricane Ian make landfall in South Carolina

by 24USATVSept. 30, 2022, 4:50 p.m.2
NEWS

Hurricane Ian churns toward South Carolina coast

by 24USATVSept. 30, 2022, 4:01 p.m.2