Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) sent scores of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, according to Democratic Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, who announced an investigation into the situation.
This Thursday, Salazar initiated an investigation, saying that the migrants had been “lured under false pretenses.” He also claimed that somebody had “hunted them down, preyed upon them… for the sake of political drama.”
He said, “I think individuals ought to be held responsible for it.”
He did, however, acknowledge that he is “not able” to allege that any laws were violated or that a crime was committed during the news conference.
“I am unable to identify unequivocally which federal, state, or municipal law was broken at this time. But what I can tell you is that what was done to these people is wrong solely in terms of human rights,” he continued, thereby undermining his own point.
“From this point forward, we intend to speak with some of these victims and witnesses directly in order to learn what was said and done, how they were persuaded to take part in this, and the full extent of how they were put in danger. We will then decide if any criminal action took place at that moment. I can tell you right now that the accusations we’ve heard are very unpleasant. It’s repulsive.”
Considering that immigrants “have been more than happy to leave Bexar County after being abandoned, homeless on the streets, and forced to fend for themselves,” DeSantis’ office rejected the probe.
The spokeswoman said, “Florida provided them the choice to look for greener pastures in a sanctuary jurisdiction that offered better resources for them.”
“Contrary to the 53 immigrants who perished in a vehicle discovered abandoned in Bexar County in June,” according to the DeSantis team, “these people have received housing, food, clothes, and greater opportunities to prosper after being unfairly lured into the United States.”
In fact, locals on Martha’s Vineyard were unwilling to care for the refugees for the long term and effectively kicked them off the affluent island within 48 hours.
During a news conference on Friday, DeSantis emphasized the absurdity of individuals who assert to have unending compassion for stranded migrants by saying, “They’re gone.”
DeSantis stated, “They said we want everyone, no one is illegal, and they’re gone within 48 hours.”
Surprisingly, none of the island’s elites—including the Obamas—opened up their expansive estates to the less fortunate, sending them to Joint Base Cape Cod instead.
Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, is one of DeSantis’ detractors. In a letter last week to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Newsom urged the DOJ to look into allegations that both Govs. Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis bused immigrants to sanctuary states.