Migrants crisis latest: DeSantis gets standing ovation at GOP event over ‘heartless’ Martha’s Vineyard flights

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Florida governor Ron DeSantis received a standing ovation from the GOP voters in Kansas when he talked about the southern border and referred to reports he instigated when he flew 50 migrants from the border to Martha’s Vineyard.

“This is a crisis. It’s now getting a little bit more attention,” he said on Sunday.

At another event in Wisconsin he said that the migrants crisis is an election issue for the upcoming midterm polls in November.

“This border is now an issue in these elections,” Mr DeSantis said.

Mr DeSantis’ statements come as lawyers for some of the migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard have called for a criminal investigation to be opened and said that the migrants were “induced to board airplanes and cross state lines under false pretenses”, according to The Guardian.

“Individuals, working in concert with state officials, including the Florida governor, made numerous false promises [to the migrants] – including of work opportunities, schooling for their children, and immigration assistance – in order to induce them to travel,” the lawyers said in a statement.

“This cowardly political stunt has placed our clients in peril,” they added.

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Once McCain’s party, Arizona GOP returns to far-right roots

Simmering discontent among a segment of Arizona Republicans over John McCain’s famous penchant for bucking his party boiled over in the winter of 2014 with the censure of the longtime US senator.

McCain’s allies responded with an all-out push to reassert control over the Arizona Republican Party. Censorship proponents were ousted or diminished, and McCain went on to defeat his far-right challenger in a blowout during the 2016 primary.

Less than a decade later, the right wing forces that McCain marginalized within the Arizona GOP are now in full control, with profound implications for one of the nation’s most closely matched battlegrounds. Arizona Republicans have traded McCain for Donald Trump.

“We drove a stake in the heart of the McCain machine,” Kari Lake, making a dramatic stabbing gesture, said in a speech days after she won the Republican primary for governor in early August.

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DeSantis gets standing ovation from GOP voters

Florida governor Ron DeSantis received a standing ovation from the GOP voters in Kansas when he talked about the southern border and referred to the headlines he instigated when he flew 50 migrants from the border to Martha’s Vineyard.

“This is a crisis. It’s now getting a little bit more attention,” he said on Sunday.

At another event in Wisconsin he said that the migrants crisis is an election issue for the upcoming mid-term polls in November.

“This border is now an issue in these elections,” Mr DeSantis said.

“And I think it’s something that our candidates need to take.”

Last week, the White House lashed out at Mr DeSantis and his Texas counterpart Greg Abbott for sending migrants to Washington DC and Martha’s Vinyard, calling it an “illegal” stunt.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at an event on 19 August

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Photos: Migrants cross the Rio Grande to request asylum

Asylum-seeking migrants, mostly from Venezuela, walk near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to US Border Patrol agents to request asylum in El Paso, Texas, US

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Migrants gather to received donated clothes near a bus station after being released from US Border Patrol custody in El Paso, Texas, US, September 17, 2022

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Reymara, 7, a migrant girl from Venezuela traveling with her family, plays with other children after being released from US Border Patrol custody in El Paso, Texas, US, September 17, 2022

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Asylum-seeking migrants, mostly from Venezuela, are seen after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to US Border Patrol agents to request asylum in El Paso, Texas, US

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