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Republican Senator Marco Rubio (FL) criticized the “hypocrisy” of the Democratic left regarding illegal immigration amid the media drama over the sending of migrants to sanctuary jurisdictions by the governors of Texas, Arizona, and Florida.
Rubio referred to the lawsuit filed by some illegal migrants from Venezuela against Governor Ron DeSantis and the state of Florida. They allege that they were sent to Martha’s Vineyard under the promise of money, jobs, housing, and food.
America is apparently the only nation on earth where you can enter by violating our laws and then a week later sue the government whose laws you violated pic.twitter.com/HoJGZZcZ46
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) September 21, 2022
“In what country in the world are you allowed to enter illegally into a country, violating its laws, and, within a week, be in court suing the very government whose laws you just violated? Well, that’s what we hear today, that the 48 migrants from Venezuela who violated our laws a week ago and entered the country illegally are now suing. They’re now in court, they have a lawyer, and they’re suing. This is incredible. No other country in the world would allow that.”
The Cuban-born senator pointed to the “hypocrisy” of Democratic elites, both in the media and in politics, who say the US has “an obligation” to take on illegal immigration as a responsibility and offer homes to those who cross the border breaking the laws, but refuse to pay for the consequences of an unprecedented immigration flow.
“What they’re basically saying is that we should allow anyone who comes here illegally to come and to stay and that we should assume that responsibility, but only if they stay in Florida, only if they stay in Texas, not if they come to New York, not if they come to Massachusetts, not if they come to Washington DC, they’re hypocrites, and they’re radical leftists who want to destroy this country. That’s what this is.”
Rubio joins DeSantis in pointing out Democrats’ hypocrisy
Senator Rubio reacts to the media buzz caused by the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, where multiple woke celebrities have luxurious summer homes, after Gov. DeSantis sent a couple of plane loads of about 50 illegal migrants and, in less than 24 hours, residents of the Democratic haven got rid of them.
DeSantis’ response follows the example of TX Gov. Greg Abbott, who, in response to the silence of federal authorities in the face of the border crisis plaguing the poorest communities in the South, has decided to send busloads of illegal immigrants to cities governed by Democrats who support the Biden administration’s open border policies.
Democratic politicians have condemned Abbott, and some have called him a racist for denouncing an uncontrollable flow of illegal immigration at the border, reaching an all-time high of two million illegal migrants this year. However, the response from Democrats has been conflicting.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public emergency after receiving a few hundred illegal migrants from Texas. One of her goals is to relocate them to other states and communities. This follows her reaffirmation, in November 2016, of the capital district’s status as a “sanctuary city.”
“We celebrate our diversity and respect all DC residents no matter their immigration status. We are a sanctuary city because we know that our neighborhoods are safer and stronger when no one is afraid to call on our government for help and when our police can focus on protecting and serving.”
The same is true of Martha’s Vineyard. Their residents boast that they “stand for immigrants and refugees” and welcome them, but go berserk with the sudden and unexpected arrival of 50 illegal immigrants.
Governor DeSantis, like Rubio, recently pointed out the hypocrisy of Democratic governors and called for a rethink of President Biden’s failed border policies.
Tomás Lugo, journalist and writer. Born in Venezuela and graduated in Social Communication. Has written for international media outlets. Currently living in Colombia // Tomás Lugo, periodista y articulista. Nacido en Venezuela y graduado en Comunicación Social. Ha escrito para medios internacionales. Actualmente reside en Colombia.