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Fox News Immigration WTF?!

Fox News Host Suggests Biden Cleared His Throat To ‘Pressure’ A Border Official

Fox News host Harris Faulkner is trying to get a new conspiracy theory going at the network, suggesting that President Joe Biden pressured a border official by clearing his throat when he asked the official a question.

The president is visiting El Paso today, and Faulkner showed a video of him asking an official at a Salvation Army migrant center:

“How many folks do you have coming through? It varies week to week, day to day, but how many people do you have coming through?” 

The official replied:

“The number is different. We have been serving up to 1,000 for one day.”

Biden then inquired:

“I’m trying to get a sense of the flow. The average.”

To that, the official responded:

“The average, I would say, three to four hundred.”

Questions asked and questions answered, right? Not according to Faulkner who exclaimed:

 “The president pressured him! The man told him 1,000 people a day and then the president did a re-ask and cleared his throat and, I don’t know, is that the kind of pressure it takes to get somebody to then change their number?”

Does the official appear to be intimidated by the question? And how do we know it was Biden who cleared his throat? Even if he did, that doesn’t mean he did so as a way of warning anyone that he wanted a different response.

As usual, Fox is trying to stir the shit. For two years they’ve whined that the president won’t visit the border. But when he visits, they’re still not happy.

Fox needs to change their name to Faux News. It’d be the only honest thing they’ve ever done.

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Immigration Ron DeSantis

DeSantis Hired An Illegal Immigrant To Coordinate Flight Of Migrants To Martha’s Vineyard: Report

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) allegedly hired an illegal immigrant to help coordinate a flight of migrants from Texas to Florida and then to Martha’s Vineyard last month.

The Miami Herald spoke with a man named Emmanuel who says he was paid $700 to recruit migrants who were willing to travel from San Antonio to Massachusetts.

 

Paying someone who is in the United States illegally is prohibited in Florida.

According to The Herald:

[Emmanuel] was recruited by Perla Huerta, a 43-year-old former U.S. Army counterintelligence agent working for Vertol Systems Company — which has been paid more than $1.5 million by the DeSantis administration to execute the [migrant relocation operation]. Emmanuel ended up receiving three cash payments totaling $700 from Huerta for his work on behalf of DeSantis’ relocation program, he told the Miami Herald.

Text messages reviewed by the Herald corroborate his account.

The authors of the article also report:

Such compensation would appear to be a blemish on the governor’s public stance against the hiring of undocumented immigrants, and could present a compliance issue with an immigration law that DeSantis campaigned on in 2018, championed as governor in 2020 and continues to tout as he runs for reelection in November.

DeSantis has been accused of using the flight of migrants to garner media attention at a time when he is seeking reelection and a possible run for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.

According to the governor, he arranged the flight because:

“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. Every community in America should be sharing in the burdens. It shouldn’t all fall on a handful of red states.”

DeSantis is also facing a lawsuit filed by the migrants he tricked into boarding the plane. They accuse him of false imprisonment.

 

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Elections GOP Immigration WTF?!

Sickening GOP Fundraising Email Asks: ‘Where Do You Want Republicans To Send Illegal Immigrants Next?’

Now that the Republican Party has made it clear they will do absolutely anything — including putting innocent people in harm’s way — for publicity and free media coverage, they’re now trying to raise money off their disgusting actions that endanger the lives of people who simply want to live in freedom and peace.

The GOP just sent out a fundraising email to supporters in which they not only beg for contributions, but also implore those who do contribute to tell answer a question: Where do you want us to send illegal immigrants next now that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has shipped almost 50 of them to Martha’s Vineyard.

Business Insider notes:

A baked-in poll, which may not collect any data but definitely accepts donations, asks MAGA fans to choose which Democratic enclave to disrupt next: former President Barack Obama’s house, the White House, San Francisco, or some other location. The Martha’s Vineyard incident has sparked mounting lawsuits against DeSantis as well as a wave of calls for Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate potential criminal violations. 

Even though he has been indirectly critical of Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) revealed that he supported sending immigrants to Democratic locations, telling reporters. “I personally thought it was a good idea.”

But there were plenty of others who don’t think it’s a good idea, and harshly criticized the fundraising email.

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GOP Immigration Ron DeSantis

Migrants Flown To Massachusetts File Class Action Lawsuit Against DeSantis – Allege ‘False Imprisonment’

Now that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has almost succeeded in his own version of political self-immolation with his ignorant stunt that sent nearly 50 migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, we get news that the people who were treated like human guinea pigs have filed a class action against the governor.

The lawsuit accuses DeSantis and others who participated in the scheme of concocting and carrying out a conspiracy to falsely imprison them for his own advancement.

The civil lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts Tuesday and it names DeSantis and Jared Perdue, head of the Florida Department of Transportation, as defendants.

These immigrants, who are pursuing the proper channels for lawful immigration status in the United States, experienced cruelty akin to what they fled in their home country. Defendants manipulated them, stripped them of their dignity, deprived them of their liberty, bodily autonomy, due process, and equal protection under law, and impermissibly interfered with the Federal Government’s exclusive control over immigration in furtherance of an unlawful goal and a personal political agenda.”

The 35-page filing includes other accusations, charging that DeSantis and the other defendants engaged “false imprisonment” of each migrant and inflicted “emotional distress” on them:

The Plaintiffs had relied on the Defendants’ promises of support and social services—basic human needs of which, as recent immigrants, they were in particularly desperate need.

When they became aware that they were transported thousands of miles away from Texas, where they need to continue with their federal immigration proceedings, without any of the support from the Defendants, they became emotionally traumatized.

[…]

Defendants negligently inflicted emotional distress on the individual Plaintiffs through their actions described throughout this complaint. This negligent infliction of emotional distress caused the Plaintiffs dignitary harms and physical manifestations of harm requiring mental health counseling and support.

The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages, along with attorneys fees and court costs.

DeSantis also got other bad legal news, this time from Texas, where a sheriff is also investigating the governor for his actions:

A Texas sheriff said Monday he has opened a criminal investigation of two chartered flights that transported 48 migrants from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard last week.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Monday that his office is looking into the matter to determine if any laws were broken.

Clearly, DeSantis didn’t think through all of the possible repercussions of his actions before he paid to put those migrants on an airplane. That alone suggests the governor needs to be defeated in November and rejected if and when he decides to seek the GOP nomination two years from now.

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Immigration Joe Biden Ron DeSantis

Biden Has The Perfect Response When Asked About DeSantis Possibly Sending Migrants To Delaware

Now that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has proven there is no disgusting stunt he won’t try in order to get media attention and boost his chances of re-election (along with his bid for the White House in 2024), there are reports that he may be planning to transport more migrants, this time to President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware.

The Independent reports:

The White House is coordinating with state officials and aid groups preparing for the potential arrival of a plane with migrants sent from Texas to coastal Delaware near the beach home of President Joe Biden.

The flight, due to arrive on Tuesday afternoon, could mark the second flight within a week organised by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s administration to move people seeking asylum in San Antonio to northeastern towns.

“We are coordinating closely with state officials and local service providers who are prepared to welcome these families in an orderly manner as they pursue their asylum claims,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.

That led to this exchange today during a press opportunity in the Roosevelt Room where Biden was making remarks on the DISCLOSE Act:

Q On the border, why is the border more overwhelmed under your watch, Mr. President?

THE PRESIDENT: Because there are three countries that are — never have — there are fewer — fewer immigrants coming from Central America and from Mexico. This is a totally different circumstance.

What’s on my watch now is Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua. And the ability to send them back to those states is not rational. You could send them back and have them — we’re working with Mexico and other countries to see if we can stop the flow. But that’s the difference.

Thank you.

But there was one more shouted question as the president began to leave the room:

Q What more can your administration be doing, Mr. President?

Q Ron DeSantis — it looks like he’s sending migrants to Delaware. Do you have any comment or response to that, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: He should come visit. We have a beautiful shoreline.