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Ron DeSantis is shoving Democrats’ immigration policies in their faces ctm magazine

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking credit for flying two planes of migrants from his home state to Martha’s Vineyard. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how DeSantis’ political stunts may be setting him up for success in GOP politics.

The surprising details behind DeSantis’ and Abbott’s immigration stunts
Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf

Republican governors are in a cynical competition to outdo each other and send migrants from the US border by bus to New York, Washington, DC, Chicago and, now, by plane to Martha’s Vineyard.

Two unannounced planes carrying an estimated 50 migrants landed in the wealthy seaside enclave of Massachusetts on Wednesday night, surprising locals.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed credit for the stunt, which took the migrants from Texas, not Florida, and left them without planning on the street.

His stunt may have been outdone by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who started sending buses of migrants to Washington, DC, back in April and on Thursday morning, left asylum-seekers outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ house at the US Naval Observatory. She’s under intense criticism from immigration hawks for saying on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that she was confident the border is “secure.”

Many rightly pointed out that the political point came at the expense of vulnerable migrants who had already been through a tremendously arduous journey — but some of the details of the transport may surprise you. For starters, many of the migrants were appreciative of the ride.

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  • CNN on September 20, 2022

    Do you think DeSantis’ performative politics are working? – Chris

  • Pacos Pete on September 20, 2022

    I honestly do not think the current liberal mindset will be prepared for NOVEMBER . It's the same scenario where the black communities are pushing to end " BUSSING " so their children can stay in their communities and get a decent education .

  • WatchMeeDoStuff on September 20, 2022

    I can't believe I watched CNN when I was in college.

  • Maxwell Montgomery on September 20, 2022

    Imagine how badly this move could backfire on Republicans. If Obama, or any other prominent Democrat figure, stepped up and opened their home to these migrants, they would get an absolute orchestra of support from their progressive base….

    Then again, imagine how badly this could turn out for Democrats if they slam the door on them. Or maybe hired more security. Or built a wall around there property. THAT would look bad for them and SHOULD divide their party. Are Democrats secretly in favor of securing our border but don’t want to admit it? The fact that the migrants are fleeing a Socialist country definitely complicates things for them too.

  • Tibore Goldberger on September 20, 2022

    1939, the State Department under Roosevelt did not allow a boat of Jews fleeing from the Nazis into the United States. When the passenger ship St. Louis approached the coast of Florida with nearly a thousand German Jews fleeing persecution by Hitler, Roosevelt did not respond to telegrams from passengers requesting asylum, and the State Department refused entry to the ship. Forced to return to Antwerp, many of the passengers eventually died in concentration camps.[12]

  • Tibore Goldberger on September 20, 2022

    Historian: New evidence shows FDR’s bigotry derailed many Holocaust rescue plans
    In his book about Franklin Roosevelt and the Holocaust, Rafael Medoff finds links between the US president's anti-Japanese stances and his policies against Jews fleeing Hitler
    4 November 2019, 4:52 pm
    Historian: New evidence shows FDR’s bigotry derailed many Holocaust rescue plans CNN MSNBC t

  • Gina Altieri on September 20, 2022

    A Governor who may be thinking of running for a United States president chooses to kick a problem down the road instead of finding a working solution within his own state,can not be trusted to knows how to run a whole country or solve world problems with other world leaders. Governor’s and world power heads need to be leaders, this isn’t leading.

  • Barbara Gdisis on September 20, 2022

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages. The UDHR is widely recognized as having inspired, and paved the way for, the adoption of more than seventy human rights treaties, applied today on a permanent basis at global and regional levels (all containing references to it in their preambles

  • Paul Brady on September 20, 2022

    Hilarious,,, as soon as 50 illegals sent to rich Martha's vineyard obamas get army to take 50 away lol but 2.000.000 allowed in red states you lying b.s dems ahhh now all sudden not fair 50 illegals in my back yard???. Lol lump it joeeey,Barack you voted them in now put them up in your spare rooms fools

  • Erik Olsson on September 20, 2022

    A person supposed to serve the people as Governor, scolding his audience for wearing masks… "weird" doesn't cut it. And these poor sheep/people actually taking their masks off…? Obeying the orders of the School Yard Bully. DeSantis isn't just a weirdo posing as a Governor. He's first and foremost an awful person.

  • Erik Olsson on September 20, 2022

    Another awful Trump-kissing GOP-er doing awful things to serve up to his awful GOP supporters . . . no it's not working. It shames this nation, and it sure as h•ll shames Florida. But it doesn't work.

  • Nannette Couch on September 20, 2022

    You sound pro-fascist in your 'normalizing' the repug goons & their ILLEGAL ACTIONS! SHAME ON YOU—DeSantis is guilty of transporting illegal aliens across state lines, as guilty as his fellow Congressman Gaitz of sexual exploitation & transporting underage sex workers across state lines!

  • Jodie Zaffke on September 20, 2022

    This just goes to show that DeSantis is an Authoritarian fascist white supremacist governor. He does not care about the feelings of others. All he cares about is playing to his base. Despicable

  • Alejo Rafael on September 20, 2022

    DeSantis is dope. Very happy with the work he has done in Florida. I love living here.

  • Joe Mello on September 20, 2022

    It's funny that California, an actual foreign country border state, does not have this issue but Florida, which does not have a foreign border, does…

  • Jean Kaufmann on September 20, 2022

    As long as he is in charge, I will not set a foot in Florida. 🙂🇨🇦

  • Jan Kristen on September 20, 2022

    The Governor should send all that arrive to Martha's, the land of the elite, the royalist rich that has no idea how the common people struggle everyday .

  • Scott Jensen on September 20, 2022

    I get that you do not like DeSantis.
    But I do not understand how you can believe that only the border towns should deal with the illegal immigrant crisis that is going on with this presidency.

  • beobe99 on September 20, 2022

    Should blue states bus and fly their problems to Red states?

  • Southern Yert on September 20, 2022

    DeSantis & Abbott are truly doing what they can to help & safeguard the people in their state where they were elected. Now sanctuary cities can practice what they preach. This is the only time immigrants are talked about in the main stream media & thousands come across every single day. DeSantis & Abbott are doing a grt job. Hope it continues. Keep sending them north

  • Sam on September 20, 2022

    I highly doubt the island of Martha’s Vineyard is considered a sanctuary location. Desantis is too lazy to do basic research smh

  • DJ Pomare on September 20, 2022

    POSTCARD FROM AMERICA. Homeless line the dirty American streets.

    Mexicans die in the back of trucks while pink Ukrainians get guided tours.

    Title 42: Americans infect Mexicans with Covid. US 1,078,018 Mexico 329,868.

    Pinkies stole California, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico & Western Colorado from Mexico.

  • Gil Casarez on September 20, 2022

    This has really gotten out of hand! I literally was blown away just hearing them say that there treated bad and are nagging that being in the USA the American people should be alot more helpful to them and open up there homes to them if you have room? I disagree if your coming in illegally and expect to get the royal treatment be thankful. I don't want to disrespect anyone but these people are wanting alot and no shame at all un like other people who have struggled to become a citizen of the united states'the proper way.its really crazy. Somethings gotta give

  • Sarah_noodle on September 20, 2022

    If this were to happen in Cleveland, where I live, I wouldn’t be bothered by the people. I would be bothered by politicians using human beings who likely risked their lives to come here as pawns in their little “gotcha” stunt.

  • John M on September 20, 2022

    And it's so much fun to watch hypocrites being called out.

  • RONNY VANKWIKKELBERGHE on September 20, 2022

    the democrats want the ommigrants she can have it in the backyart

  • E Hamilton on September 20, 2022


    What happened to "All are welcomed". Now I understand why we are call massholes!

  • Rich U. on September 20, 2022

    Diversity at Martha's! Yay!

  • Matthew Bowers on September 20, 2022

    Trash cnn

  • Dolores Seabra on September 20, 2022

    Bravo Governor DeSantis and Governor Abbot. Didn’t even take 24 hours for the hypocrites to get rid of the illegal immigrants in MV

  • 4 YOU on September 20, 2022

    Ron DeSantis equals Human Trafficking . He broke the law.

  • Joe V on September 20, 2022

    Just here for the comments. Not disappointed!

  • coltsrusijk on September 20, 2022

    Democrats clutching their Pearl's "they're using them as pawns and to score political points"… that argument doesn't hold water. You really think democrats dont use immigrants to score political points?