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Progressive leftist Juan Williams is very upset that the Republican Governor of Florida transported poor innocent illegal migrants into one of America’s most elite vacation spots, Matha’s Vineyard, because the plot to take them where they wanted to go may have hurt their feelings. And that is an outrage to Williams.
Williams, while on a Fox News segment, went into a tirade against Ron DeSantis for sending the migrants to the lefty Massachusetts island. Williams claimed that DeSantis “misled” the migrants in doing so, which was really a mean thing to do.
According to Williams, who has been ignoring the massive human suffering on both sides of the border- that has unfolded since his hero Joe Biden has been in power- the illegal invaders have rights.
“In this case, DeSantis is really using human beings as a, you know, political theater, and it’s really sad,” Williams charged, pushing obvious talking points to host Trace Gallagher.
“The reality is, that people who are used in this way, it’s a huge insult to Americans and to these people who are fleeing violence, oppression… that’s the reality and he’s making a joke out of it,” Williams added.
Gallagher wasn’t going to leave that nonsense alone and pointed out that Biden’s administration has literally been flying illegal migrants all over the country, including to Florida where local authorities have complained that they were never notified in advance.
“The president has been sending people from all over the country for more than a year on these planes and dropping them off in the dark of night in Westchester County… it’s the same thing. It’s okay for the president to drop off immigrants around the country,” Gallagher said.
“It’s not the same thing,” Williams interjected.
“These bus trips are voluntary,” Gallagher responded. “We have people down there. The people who get on these things are asked. They are not told to get on these planes and buses. They are asked —”
“They’re being misled, Trace!” Williams claimed, raising his voice.
“The president has been sending people all over the country for more than a year in these planes and dropping them off in the dark of night,” Gallagher said as Williams simply shook his head and grumbled.
“It’s not the same thing,” Williams countered
“It is the same thing, Juan,” Gallagher reiterated.
Jon Doughtery reported for Conservative Brief that “for his part, DeSantis has denied that illegal aliens sent last week to Martha’s Vineyard were misinformed or misled, though Democrats and leftist critics claim he “falsely lured” or “enticed” the migrants to the island.
Several Democrats have also accused the Florida Republican governor of legal violations including “human trafficking,” the latter a charge leveled against him by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who suggested as much in a letter sent last week to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.”
“I think that’s totally false,” he said in answer to a question from a reporter during a Friday news conference. “I think if you look, the folks that are contracted, not only do they give them a release form to sign, they actually give them a packet and in that packet included a map of Martha’s Vineyard. So it was obvious that that’s where they were going, and they gave that to them.
“And here’s the thing, it’s all voluntary because it’s just the type of thing where we think that’s the right way to do it,” DeSantis added, according to The Daily Wire. “I mean, I think that if the states could send, I would send back to Mexico or back to the home country.
“But here we are doing it voluntarily, they sign a release, and then they get a packet. So they did get a packet that had the map of Martha’s Vineyard. And they’re also treated, you know very well with all this, I mean, they’re treated well with meals and everything,” he continued.
“The popular governor then addressed a claim made by left-wing figures on a CNN program last week who tried to liken his actions to the Holocaust,” Doughtery wrote.
“I saw somebody on CNN try to say, ‘sending 50 illegal aliens to wealthy Martha’s Vineyard is reminiscent of the Holocaust,’” DeSantis said. “And I just thought to myself, has the world gotten totally mad? I mean, these are voluntary transportation that they’re signing up for, but they’re given a good ride, they’re given everything. And that’s just you know, it’s a humane thing to do.”
The news of DeSantis’s move comes at the exact same time America finds out the massive movement of illegal migrants into our country.
US Senator Chuck Grassley reported on the official numbers and the screw-ups by the Democrat Biden regime:
“This wk’s border numbers confirm that as a result of Biden policies we’ve surpassed 2 MILLION encounters w illegal immigrants at the southern border this fiscal year & over 3.5 MILLION since Biden took office. The number of illegal immigrant encounters at the southern border under Biden is now higher than the individual populations of 21 states, incl Iowa. Despite this the VP says “the border is secure”
Biden Admin also asked Congress to CUT funding for immigration detention space in its FY2023 budget request & continues to encourage passage of its mass amnesty bill. These are not serious proposals.
It’s clear the Biden Admin & congressional Democrats simply aren’t willing to get serious about securing our southern border & have no real interest in doing so —that’s unacceptable We must end Biden’s Border Crisis NOW,” Grassley reported.
The number of illegal immigrant encounters at the southern border under Biden is now higher than the individual populations of 21 states, incl Iowa. Despite this the VP says “the border is secure”
— Chuck Grassley (@ChuckGrassley) September 21, 2022
It’s clear the Biden Admin & congressional Democrats simply aren’t willing to get serious about securing our southern border & have no real interest in doing so —that’s unacceptable We must end Biden’s Border Crisis NOW
— Chuck Grassley (@ChuckGrassley) September 21, 2022