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On Monday more than the number of migrants arrested at America’s southern border soared past two million for the first time in history.
The record, revealed in Customs and Border Patrol records compiled at the border, comes amid a continued influx in Texas, Arizona, and California that has left local towns at breaking point.
Nearly 1,000 migrants have been released to sleep on the streets amid the overwhelming surge.
The total of entering illegals was 203,000 in August.
The GOP leaders say they’re keen for liberals who espouse ‘sanctuary cities’ to experience the full effects of uncontrolled immigration since they are only too eager for border cities to experience it.
Mayor Muriel Bowser, of Washington DC, last week declared a public emergency over the buses continuing to arrive from Texas and Arizona, setting aside funding to accommodate migrants as well as create the Office of Migrant Services (OMS).
The OMS will provide temporary accommodation, urgent medical needs, transportation and other services for illegal entrants to the U.S.
Bowser has twice asked that the National guard be activated to assist with the thousands of migrants arriving at the capital, but they have both been denied by the Pentagon.
Texas Gov Greg Abbott sent buses of the illegal immigrants to the door of VP Kamala Harris last week.
Harris declared in an interview that the borders were ‘secure’ just days before Abbott sent the latest wave of people in his campaign against so called ‘sanctuary cities’.
Abbott has bussed in thousands of migrants who crossed the border into Texas from Mexico to New York, Washington DC and Chicago in the past few months, with Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot calling him a ‘racist’ as she then moved the migrants again.
Liberal New York Mayor Eric Adams slamming it as ‘inhumane’ and branding Abbott as a ‘rogue’ Governor.
On Wednesday, Adams admitted that shelters in the Big Apple are at ‘breaking point’ after the Texas Gov bused nearly 11,000 people into the city, apparently not be noticing the numbers flowing into the border towns.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is putting his actions where his mouth is, moving illegals sent to his state to other states where ‘sanctuary cities’ should be ready to receive them, accusing critics of his move to fly migrants to Martha’s Vineyard this week of ‘virtue signaling’, saying their concern for the welfare of the migrants was a ‘fraud’.
He said: ‘The minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they go berserk, and they’re so upset that this is happening.’
Lawyers for 30 of the Venezuelan Migrants flown to the affluent island last night called for a criminal probe into DeSantis, accusing him of ‘falsely promising them jobs and immigration help.
He is accused of ‘preying’ on the migrants, with DeSantis responding the migrants knew where they were going having signed waivers.
DeSantis furiously slapped down the claims, pointing out the hypocrisy of the Texas sheriff after 50 migrants died in a trailer-tractor over the summer in his jurisdiction.
Last night Democratic Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, from Texas, announced that he would be launching an investigation into whether the migrants were ‘kidnapped’ by DeSantis.
He claimed there was criminal activity involved – before rowing back and saying he was keeping an ‘open mind’ during a press conference on Monday night.
Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, wrote to the Department of Justice to request that DeSantis be investigated for kidnapping.
In a letter to Merrick Garland, the attorney general, he said he was ‘horrified at the images of migrants being shipped on buses and planes across the country to be used as political props.’
He wrote: ‘I urge US DOJ to investigate whether the alleged fraudulent inducement would support charges of kidnapping under relevant state laws, which could serve as a predicate offense for charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) provisions of the Organized Crime Control Act.’
Newsome must not have noticed the hipocricy in his statement, as the federal government has been transporting illegals across the country to places that do not want to receive illegals.
Now Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plane he used to send 50 migrants to affluent Martha’s Vineyard is on the move again.
It now appears that he is sending the Ultimate Air Shuttle to Georgetown, which will touch down at around 1.30pm.
The plane had started its journey from Longview, in Texas, before heading to San Antonio, and then Crestview, in Florida.
The destination of the plane is President Biden’s Rehoboth home in Delaware, and an hour after landing on the coast of Delaware, the plane is set to head to Teterboro airport in New Jersey.
The plane is the same one which headed from San Antonio, to Crestview and then on to Martha’s Vineyard on September 14.