Feds Investigate DeSantis For Flying Migrants To Martha’s Vineyard | Eastern North Carolina Now | The Biden administration’s Treasury Department announced an investigation into Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) over his use of funds to transport illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard.

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    The Biden administration's Treasury Department announced an investigation into Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) over his use of funds to transport illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard.

    DeSantis sent 50 migrants to the elite Massachusetts vacation hamlet last month in a move that exposed Democratic hypocrisy on immigration. Lawmakers such as Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) subsequently asked Treasury Department Deputy Inspector General Richard Delmar to examine DeSantis' use of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to pay for the immigrants' relocation.

    "States should not be permitted to use COVID-19 relief funds for any parochial interest unrelated to the pandemic, particularly for naked political conduct that imposes severe and unjust harms on disadvantaged groups of individuals," the lawmakers said in a letter. On Wednesday, Markey released the message he received from Delmar, which said that his agency has "already sought information" from Florida regarding their use of emergency funds.

    "We plan to get this work underway as quickly as possible, consistent with meeting our other oversight mandates and priorities, both in pandemic recovery programs as well as the other Treasury programs and operations for which we have responsibility," Delmar said. "We are also monitoring legislative and judicial challenges to the use of the funds for this purpose; such developments may affect the scope and timing of our review."

    Both chambers of the Florida legislature, however, had voted to appropriate $12 million for facilitating the transport of illegal immigrants from the state.

    Beyond asking the Treasury Department to rebuke DeSantis over the stunt, Markey requested that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg examine whether the migrants were misled about their journey in violation of federal law, according to a press release.

    President Joe Biden has witnessed a surge in illegal immigration throughout his tenure. According to data released by Customs and Border Protection, the nation witnessed 66 migrants on the terror watchlist traverse the southern border, while a total of 30 had done the same in the preceding five years. Border agents had more than 2.2 million encounters with migrants during fiscal year 2022.

    A complaint filed by some of the migrants with the help of advocacy group Lawyers for Civil Rights alleged that they were victims of a "fraudulent and discriminatory scheme" to relocate them. The DeSantis administration replied to the lawsuit by sharing photographs of the consent forms that the illegal immigrants signed before traveling to Martha's Vineyard.

    "Florida's program gave them a fresh start in a sanctuary state and these individuals opted to take advantage of chartered flights to Massachusetts," the office said in a statement. "It was disappointing that Martha's Vineyard called in the Massachusetts National Guard to bus them away from the island within 48 hours."

    Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County, Texas, likewise attempted to investigate DeSantis over the move. Though he said that flying the migrants elsewhere "does tend to bother me quite a bit," he admitted that he could not name any laws that were broken.

    "Florida gave them an opportunity to seek greener pastures in a sanctuary jurisdiction that offered greater resources for them, as we expected," a spokesperson for DeSantis acknowledged, noting that unless the Massachusetts national guard "has abandoned these individuals, they have been provided accommodations, sustenance, clothing and more options to succeed following their unfair enticement into the United States."


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The previous poll on Eastern NC NOW showcased what are many of OUR Constitutional Republic's certain obstacles to remain viable, where the top encumbrance to that continuance as a functioning Republic was the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border. Understanding this overwhelming concern to real America citizens: Do you believe it important to challenge the veracity of those legislated concerns of Democratic Socialists by transporting Illegal Migrants to their Sanctuary cities, counties and states for their direct care?
  Yes; test the depth of their "compassion" by giving Democratic Socialists an opportunity to enact all Sanctuary provisions in their communities to test how much they truly do care.
  No; the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Project is designed to only inundate "Red States" to begin their Demographic Upheaval for the benefit of we Democratic Socialists, our politics.
  I generally do NOT care about politics, but it is fun watching abject hypocrites squirm; maybe I will start getting more involved.
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Considering what is being reported as the most divisive presidential speech - September 1, 2022 - in modern American history, where over 74,000,000 people, many of whom are OUR greatest patriots, were named as fascists by inference or otherwise: Is Joe Biden clearly capable of governing all of the American People to the betterment of this Representative Republic?
  Yes, it is important that Haters are named.
  No, Joe Biden cannot accept criticism when the real truth is his cruelest taskmaster.
  I have no idea what is going on because I only consume Democratic Socialist Media.
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Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
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