One might wonder if the United States are not more and more states of disunity. Texas, a Republican state, is led by a Trumpist governor, Greg Abbott. He is currently campaigning for re-election in November’s midterm ballot and his approval rating is falling in the polls. In May, he therefore decided to strike. He put families of undocumented migrants who had just been arrested at the border on buses. Direction: Washington, on the other side of the country. And since the end of August, it has been sending buses to New York. Why New York? Response from Governor Greg Abbott himself in an interview on CBS: “More than 5,000 people cross the border every day. Texas has no more room, we are overrun. New York authorities must wake up to the chaos the Biden administration has caused since it reversed the decisions of President Trump. President Trump secured the border.”
On Wednesday, it was the Governor of Florida who made his splash. Should we specify that Ron DeSantis is also a Trumpist? He also sent undocumented Venezuelans, this time by plane, to the upscale island of Martha’s Vineyard, in Massachusetts. Martha’s Vineyard is the resort of the American jet set, and especially of presidents.
Those who arrived at Martha’s Vineyard were taken to a nearby military base on Cape Cod and relocated to an emergency shelter. Those in New York are housed in hostels or hotels. More than 1,000 children have been enrolled in school, but the municipality is overwhelmed and is demanding financial aid from the state. To date, 11,000 undocumented immigrants have been deported from Texas to the East of the country in three months.
For now, no one can say whether or not sending undocumented people on planes across the United States is legal or not.
A Texas Democratic sheriff will investigate the legality of flying undocumented people.
At the same time, several Democratic politicians such as California Governor Gavin Newsom are asking the Department of Justice to investigate. And even if he does not, lawyers are already on the spot, seeing there an avenue for legal proceedings against the two governors.