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Sheila Jackson Lee criticizes states moving migrants out of state

The congresswoman desires investigators to look into whether or not transporting these migrants broke civil or felony regulation.

HOUSTON — Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee from Houston on Friday requested for a federal investigation into the governors of Texas, Florida, and Arizona over the transportation of migrants out of state.

CBS experiences these Republican governors have bussed or flown greater than 13,000 migrants to Democrat-run cities or politically liberal areas for the reason that spring.

The congresswoman desires investigators to look into whether or not transporting these migrants broke civil or felony regulation.

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She calls these efforts, “A tragedy waiting to happen.”

Those governors have vowed to proceed transporting folks out of state till points on the Mexican border are addressed.

For many immigrants, the highway to the American Dream means a cease on the federal courthouse in Downtown Houston.

A spot the place Jackson Lee on Friday criticized the best way different migrants on their very own journeys have been handled.

“I consider it’s un-American, and I consider it’s unlawful,” Jackson Lee stated.

The Democrat from Houston shared copies of letters she despatched this morning to the U.S. Attorney General and the Homeland Security secretary asking for an investigation into the transportation of migrants.

“Many of them have been interviewed, and they have said, ‘We didn’t know where we were going, we just got on the plane,’” she stated.

Angela Ortega, the founder of NACC Disaster Services, is heading to New York after metropolis officers requested for assist establishing a transitional heart. She says it’ll have the identical setup because the one her nonprofit ran for Haitian migrants in Houston final year.

“We shuttle them to the airport or to their respective travel and then they’ll go to their sponsor’s home or their family home,” Ortega stated.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stated on Thursday he’ll hold bussing migrants to “sanctuary cities” till the border’s safe.

On Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed to spend all $12 million the Florida Legislature gave him to move migrants.

“This is a matter that he desires as a result of he injected himself into this,” stated veteran CBS Miami reporter Jim DeFede.

 DeFede has coated Gov. DeSantis all through his political career.

“This has little to do with 2022. This is probably going much more about his nationwide ambitions for the presidency in 2024,” DeFede stated.

Gov. Abbott was in Houston on Friday to talk with the Texas Asian Republican Club.

KHOU 11 has a crew on the occasion and can have an replace in our 10 p.m. newscast.

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