Gavin Newsom says Justice Department should consider kidnapping charges over governors shipping migrants out of state

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Thursday that the Justice Department should investigate Republican governors shipping migrants to other states as kidnapping.

Newsom noted the concern in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

The letter

“Several of the individuals who were transported to Martha’s Vineyard have alleged that a recruiter induced them to accept the offer of travel based on false representations that they would be transported to Boston and would receive expedited access to work authorization,” Newsom wrote.

“I urge US DOJ to investigate whether the alleged fraudulent inducement would support charges of kidnapping under relevant state laws,” he added.

The background

The letter came the same day Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis flew two planes of migrants from his state to Martha’s Vineyard.

He claimed they should be welcomed in the sanctuary state.

The issue

The governor’s claim also follows numerous buses from Texas and Arizona that have sent several thousand migrants who have illegally entered their states to Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago.

This week, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott also sent two buses of migrants to the Washington, D.C., home of Vice President Kamala Harris.

The issue is not kidnapping, however, but the Biden administration’s open border policies.

The nation has seen more than four million illegal immigrants enter since President Joe Biden has taken office, a staggering number that threatens national security and public safety.

The left may point the blame at conservatives, but the solution is simply to control the people crossing the nation’s border.

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