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The facts behind the Republican effort to send migrants to Democratic-led cities
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The facts behind the Republican effort to send migrants to Democratic-led cities

The intensifying Republican-led efforts to protest President Biden's policies along the southern border by transporting migrants to Democratic-controlled jurisdictions like Martha's Vineyard and Washington, D.C., have reignited a decades-old, divisive debate over U.S. immigration policy.The Biden administration, Democrats and advocates have called the transportation tactic a dehumanizing political stunt, accusing Republican-led states of using desperate asylum-seekers as props. Republican governors in Texas, Florida and Arizona have argued their efforts force Democratic cities to share the burden of accommodating migrants, which they say has fallen mostly on communities in their states.Beyond the political back-and-forth, the busing and flying of migrants to locations selected by R...
Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard say they were misled in lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis
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Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard say they were misled in lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis

A group of Venezuelan migrants on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in federal court against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Florida officials who took credit for flying them to Martha's Vineyard, alleging that they were lured onto flights through gifts and false offers of jobs and services.Three migrants from Venezuela represented by civil rights attorneys in Massachusetts accused DeSantis of violating several federal laws and the U.S. Constitution, asking the federal district court in Boston to prohibit Florida from "inducing immigrants to travel across state lines by fraud and misrepresentation."The Venezuelan asylum-seekers also asked the court to award them and the several dozen other migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard last week monetary compensation for the emotional trauma the...
GOP Govs. Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott send migrants to Martha’s Vineyard and vice president’s residence
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GOP Govs. Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott send migrants to Martha’s Vineyard and vice president’s residence

Republican governors this week escalated their efforts to transport migrants released from federal border custody to Democratic-led jurisdictions, sending groups of Latin American asylum-seekers to Martha's Vineyard and a busy street near Vice President Kamala Harris' residence in Washington, D.C.On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, took credit for flying roughly 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha's Vineyard, an island off the Massachusetts coast, without alerting local officials. On Thursday morning, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott boasted about busing another group of migrants to a street near the Naval Observatory, which houses the vice president's official residence.The state actions this week are part of a broader campaign by three Republican governors to rebuke the Bid...
Florida’s DeSantis flies dozens of “illegal immigrants” to Martha’s Vineyard, escalating tactic against “sanctuary destinations”
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Florida’s DeSantis flies dozens of “illegal immigrants” to Martha’s Vineyard, escalating tactic against “sanctuary destinations”

Tallahassee, Florida — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, escalating a tactic by Republican governors to draw attention to what they consider to be the Biden administration's failed border policies. Flights to the upscale island enclave in Massachusetts were part of an effort to "transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations," said Taryn Fenske, DeSantis' communications director. While DeSantis' office didn't elaborate on their legal status, many migrants who cross the border illegally from Mexico are temporarily shielded from deportation after being freed by U.S. authorities to pursue asylum in immigration courts — as allowed under U.S law and international treaty — or released on humanitarian parole. Terry MacCo...
Pete Davidson, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ariana DeBose and Ron DeSantis: Here are Time’s most influential people of 2022
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Pete Davidson, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ariana DeBose and Ron DeSantis: Here are Time’s most influential people of 2022

Time magazine released its annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year on Monday. The 2022 list includes some of the biggest headline-making celebrities, actors, entrepreneurs, musicians and icons who have left their mark over the past year.Andrew Garfield, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nathan Chen and Mila Kunis were among this year's artist inclusions, while Zendaya, Taika Waititi and genome researchers Michael Schatz, Karen Miga, Evan Eichler and Adam Phillippy were among the inclusions for innovation. The titan category includes Tim Cook, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Yeoh, Hwang Dong-Hyuk, while Ketanji Brown Jackson, Joe Rogan, Letitia James and President Biden were named for top leaders. Mary J. Blige, Keanu Reeves, Peng Shuai, Colombia abortion advocates Cristina Villarrea...