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LINK Florida lawmaker sues DeSantis to block future migrant flights from the border | CNN Politics

(It is a bit ridiculous for Florida tax payers to pay to fly immigrants our of Texas.)

(CNN)A Democratic lawmaker in Florida filed a lawsuit Thursday evening asking a court to block Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis from transporting more migrants from the southern border, arguing last week's flights to Martha's Vineyard violated state law.
State Sen. Jason Pizzo, a Miami Democrat, contends that DeSantis illegally misspent taxpayer dollars by flying migrants from San Antonio to the Massachusetts island. Lawmakers this past year approved $12 million for a program to transport migrants but the state budget specified the money was to relocate "unauthorized aliens from this state."
On Wednesday, Pizzo told CNN, "If we are able to get this in front of a man or a woman in a black robe, how the hell is the state going to contend any of these people are from Florida?"

In response to the lawsuit, DeSantis spokeswoman Taryn Fenske told CNN Thursday, "Senator Pizzo never misses an opportunity for his 15 minutes of fame and is challenging an action on an appropriation he voted for."

DeSantis has vowed to transport more migrants from the border, telling reporters on Friday that the flights to Martha's Vineyard were "just the beginning."

The lawsuit was filed in the circuit court of the Second Judicial Circuit in Leon County, Florida. Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jared Perdue, a DeSantis appointee, and the elected Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, a Republican, are also listed as defendants. ...

snytiger6 9 Sep 23

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That is a miss use of money and if Abbot wants to mistreat people, he should be paying for it. Better yet, get thrown out of office.


They need to transport more migrants to democrap controlled cities as they are the ones who opened up the border!!

Given the severe labor shortages everywhere, they should be Very welcome.
Too bad you are so out if touch.....I hear it is one of the first signs of dementia.

@AnneWimsey I think he suffers more from willful ignorance than dementia.

@AnneWimsey Then how come they aren’t being welcomed in Democrap cities??

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