According to the Los Angeles Times, California officials are looking into the incident in which 16 migrants were abruptly dropped off at the Roman Catholic Diocese in Sacramento after flying on a private leased plane.
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) stated in a statement this week that “his team is also collaborating with the California Dept. of Justice to look into the circumstances surrounding who financed the group’s trip and whether or not the individuals organizing this trip deceived anyone using false promises or intentionally have violated any criminal laws, which includes kidnapping.”
In his further statement, Newsom said that his office is trying to send the migrants “to where they’re supposed to go as they complete their immigration cases.”
According to the Sacramento Bee, the migrants, originating from Venezuela as well as Columbia, were transported from El Paso, Texas, through New Mexico before being flown by private jet to Sacramento.
Rob Bonta, the attorney general of California, stated in a statement, “We are able to verify that these people were found to be in possession of documentation claiming to be coming from the government of the Sunshine State of Florida.”
California authorities committed to looking into any irregularities connected with the transport of the migrants while “Catholics and people of good will” began the “holy duty of hospitality,” the LA Times said.
Gavin Newsom, the Democratic governor of California, warned the conduct would be unlawful. Rob Bonta, the Democratic attorney general of the Golden State, compared the behavior to “state-sanctioned kidnapping.” The event was addressed by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg (D), who used the phrases “luring” and “human trafficking” in his remarks and called it “despicable.”
According to the LA Times, no politician or group has officially claimed it paid for the aircraft charter and migrant transportation.
Following meetings with “in excess of a dozen” migrants in the state capital of California, Governor Newsom said that his government will try to “ensure that those who arrived here get treated with respect as well as dignity.”
“State-sanctioned abduction is unethical and revolting; it is not a choice in public policy.” Bonta said, “We are a country founded by immigrants, and we must denounce the brutality and divisive speech of those, regardless of whether they are state officials or unaffiliated individuals, who refuse to acknowledge the humanity and who instead turn their backs on offering decency and care to fellow human beings.”
“Human trafficking is a crime and is not simply repulsive.” Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg issued a statement on Twitter asking: “Is there anything more cruel than utilizing frightened individuals in order to gain cheap political points? Whoever is responsible for this must respond.”
The Washington Free Beacon reported that the Californian Senate has authorized $300 weekly compensation for jobless illegal immigrants. The apparently unsolvable homelessness in the city was described in an article that appeared in the Sacramento Bee as our “first-world shame.”