They are joining a growing list of places ( Cities and States) that may end up going to court against the action of the Florida Republican Government….
The Mexican government late Thursday condemned Florida’s migrant relocation program, adding to the jurisdictions potentially threatening legal action against the Sunshine State’s GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“The Government of Mexico emphatically condemns the practice of transporting migrant persons from states bordering Mexico toward other parts of the United States with electoral and political ends,” reads a statement from the Mexican foreign ministry.
The statement specified its censure was targeted at migrant relocations to Massachusetts — Florida kicked off its relocation program transporting 49 Venezuelans from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard — New York, and Sacramento, Calif.
Mexico had mostly remained quiet about the practice that has set off a feud between DeSantis and California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), but the Mexican Consulate General in Sacramento revealed that one of the migrants shuttled to Sacramento on a Florida-sponsored migrant flight is a Mexican citizen from the southern state of Chiapas.
A majority of migrants embroiled in the relocation program are Venezuelan nationals, many of whom are legally in the United States as asylum applicants.
Mexican nationals generally face a higher bar to claim asylum in the United States, because the country’s relative stability makes it harder to prove individualized persecution….
“Legal and diplomatic measures will be explored given this worrying practice.”
The legal threat adds Mexico to the growing number of jurisdictions pushing back on the practice through legal means, rather than just condemning its morality.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced earlier this week an investigation into the practice, and Bexar County (Texas) Sheriff Javier Salazar filed felony and misdemeanorunlawful restraint charges over the flights to Martha’s Vineyard…..