Once again, the leaders of a “sanctuary” for illegal immigrants are unhappy when the illegals actually show up.
This time, they were practically delivered to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s doorstep in Sacramento.
There is a hint that their departure may have originated in Florida.
According to The Blaze on Sunday, 16 illegals were ferried via a private charter jet to California’s capital and dropped at the headquarters of the Catholic diocese there on Friday.
The illegals were from Venezuela and Columbia, The Blaze noted. They departed El Paso, Texas, to a location in New Mexico, where they caught the flight to Sacramento.
Sacramento has been a sanctuary city since 1985. The entire state of California is a sanctuary state, meaning state and local officials will not cooperate with federal authorities in actions that could lead to illegals being deported.
But in this case — as in Martha’s Vineyard, Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C., and other Democratic-run sanctuaries — the locals were not happy.
State Attorney General Rob Bonta, a Democrat, called the arrivals of the illegals the equivalent of “state-sanctioned kidnapping,” according to The Blaze.
“State-sanctioned kidnapping is not a public policy choice, it is immoral and disgusting,” Bonta said in a statement on Saturday.
“We are a nation built by immigrants and we must condemn the cruelty and hateful rhetoric of those, whether they are state leaders or private parties, who refuse to recognize humanity and who turn their backs on extending dignity and care to fellow human beings.”
Bonta also noted, “While this is still under investigation, we can confirm these individuals were in possession of documentation purporting to be from the government of the State of Florida.”
He did not provide any additional details.
Despite the unwelcoming tone of his remarks, Bonta added, “We are investigating the circumstances by which these individuals were brought to California. We are also evaluating potential criminal or civil action against those who transported or arranged for the transport of these vulnerable immigrants. … California and the Sacramento community will welcome these individuals with open arms and provide them with the respect, compassion, and care they will need after such a harrowing experience.”
In his own statement on Saturday, Newsom accused those who delivered the illegals to an alleged sanctuary state of “kidnapping.”
“My Administration is also working with the California Department of Justice to investigate the circumstances around who paid for the group’s travel and whether the individuals orchestrating this trip misled anyone with false promises or have violated any criminal laws, including kidnapping,” he said.
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