September 22, 2022

DUDE, EVERYONE SUPPORTED THE ABOVEGROUND RAILROAD OUT OF THE sOUTH;...:

Operatives linked to DeSantis promised to fly migrants to Delaware -- but left them stranded (SARAH BLASKEY AND NICHOLAS NEHAMAS, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 , Miami Herald)

A black, luxury SUV with tinted windows pulled into a parking space along the side of a drab, two-story La Quinta motel planted on the northwestern edge of 12 lanes of highway that loop around downtown San Antonio. 

A woman with straight, light-colored hair got out of the rented Infiniti. She took the outdoor stairs, walked to the far end and knocked on the doors to rooms 243 and 241, where a group of Venezuelan asylum-seekers had spent five anxious days waiting. 

She brought them food and a message: They were being sent to Delaware. The bus to the airport would be leaving at 5 a.m. the next day -- Tuesday, Sept. 20 -- she said, according to interviews with six migrants housed at the hotel. 

The migrants didn't know that they were being swept up in an operation that bore striking similarities to one organized the week before by operatives for Gov. Ron DeSantis that ended with 48 Venezuelan migrants dropped off on a Massachusetts island. 

Or that the trip to Delaware being dangled would never happen. 

They also didn't know that an anonymous source close to DeSantis would suggest to NBC News that a planned charter flight from San Antonio to Delaware -- that was destined for an airport not far from President Joe Biden's summer home, according to flight records, and dominated cable news on Tuesday -- was canceled without explanation and then used to "punk" journalists and Democrats and keep the "spotlight" on immigration. 

If so, the migrants interviewed by the Herald were the butt of the joke. They thought they were going somewhere.


...leaving them stranded there is needlessly cruel.





Posted by at September 22, 2022 7:45 AM

  

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