So our Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis used our taxpayers money and staff to fly immigrants from Texas to Massachusetts. It is a funny poltical trick that appeals to his base. But it is also a very stupid use of our taxpayers dollars. And the resulting lawsuits will take more of our money.
DeSantis is billed as a smarter and more rational version of Trump. He graduated from Yale and Harvard and was a lawyer in the Navy. But there is nothing smart about this missuse of our taxpayers money just before the election.
This stupid political trick will cost him a lot of votes. An unforced error. Dumb and dumber. We have a choice coming up, Crist or DeSantis. DeSantis just made the decision much easier.
"MARTHA’S VINEYARD (FLV) – Before being sent to Martha’s Vineyard, migrants flown by Gov. Ron DeSantis were reportedly handed brochures meant to inform them of “Massachusetts Refugee Benefits.”
"Popular Information published the brochure said to have been given to the migrants. Taryn Fenske, communications director for the governor, told Florida’s Voice the brochure was legitimate and that the information provided was accurate.
The brochure told migrants where they would be going – Massachusetts – and listed various benefits and services the state provides to lawful refugees."
“Resettlement agencies who resettle refugees under the Match Grant Program provide cash assistance and in-kind support for refugees for an additional 90 day beyond the normal 30-day period for Reception and Placement assistance,” one paragraph read."
During the first 90 days after a refugee’s arrival in Massachusetts, resettlement agencies provide basic needs support including:
– assistance with housing
– food and other basic necessities
– clothing, and
– transportation to job interviews and job training
– assistance in applying for social security cards
– registering children for school
– using public transportation, facilities, and services
– community and cultural orientation
Massachusetts State Government
Reporter Judd Legum, who first released the brochure, claimed “none of this, however, is true,” in regards to the benefits listed.
The migrants in question “absolutely do not have access to cash, housing, and other resettlement benefits which are provided through both federal funds and partnerships with faith-based [organizations],” Matt Cameron, immigration attorney, reportedly told Legum.