According to a report by OANN, Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, asked the Department of Justice to investigate two state governors for alleged immigration violations. In a letter to Attorney General Garland, the Democrat said that Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida should be investigated for kidnapping.
What @GovRonDeSantis and @GregAbbott_TX are doing isn’t clever, it’s cruel.
I’m formally requesting the DOJ begin an immediate investigation into these inhumane efforts to use kids as political pawns. pic.twitter.com/x2sBa06nSw
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 15, 2022
In his letter, Newsom asked the Justice Department to investigate the actions of Abbott and DeSantis, who sent migrants to places such as Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C., which are so-called sanctuary cities. DeSantis also visited Martha's Vineyard. The Florida governor reiterated that the state is not a sanctuary state.
In Florida, we take what is happening at the southern border seriously.
We are not a sanctuary state, and we will gladly facilitate the transport of illegal immigrants to sanctuary jurisdictions. pic.twitter.com/YeEbMzy8yG
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 15, 2022
DeSantis said that the state is not a sanctuary state, and it's important for migrants to be able to travel to places that are safe. He also said that the state would help them get to their new homes.
On Friday, Massachusetts officials announced that they would be relocating the migrants from Martha's Vineyard to a military facility on Cape Cod. The facility will provide them with legal and health care services.
Republican Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts said that he would be activating up to 125 National Guard members to help with the relief efforts. Officials from various local agencies came together to provide temporary shelters for the migrants. However, they noted that the island did not have the necessary facilities to accommodate them.