California officials are claiming that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is behind the arrival of 16 migrant flights to Sacramento, California. According to the California Attorney General Rob Bonta, the migrants were picked up on the Texas border by the state of Florida and flown to California.
Bonta suspects that DeSantis’ actions are nothing more than a political stunt, designed to further his own political agenda. He believes that DeSantis is trying to score points with his conservative base by showing that he is tough on immigration.
For its part, Florida officials deny any responsibility for the migrant flights to Sacramento. They claim that the migrants were flown to California by a private contractor, and that Florida had no control over the situation.
The dispute between DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom over the migrant flights is just one example of the ongoing feud between the two governors. In recent months, they have clashed over issues ranging from COVID-19 restrictions to the environment.
While the fight between the two governors is sure to continue, the fate of the 16 migrants remains uncertain. California officials say that they are doing everything they can to provide support and assistance to the migrants, but they are also concerned about the strain that the influx of migrants could put on local resources.