Senator McConnell praises illegal immigrant relocation efforts

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Samuel Case, FISM News


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is praising the effort by Republican governors to relocate illegal immigrants from their states to Democratic enclaves.

“There’s been a good deal of talk about what some of the governors have done to transport illegal immigrants up to other parts of the country. I personally thought it was a good idea,” McConnell said at the Capitol on Tuesday.

The Republican leader noted that the number of illegal immigrants ending up in blue areas is very small compared to what border communities are facing every day. 

“If you added up all of the illegals who have been taken to Chicago or Washington or Martha’s Vineyard, it would be fewer than people down in Texas have to deal with on a daily basis,” he said.  

For months, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey have been busing illegal immigrants to various Democratic-run “sanctuary cities” including Washington D.C., Chicago, and New York City. 

Most recently, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis drew national attention for flying illegal immigrants to the wealthy liberal vacation spot, Martha’s Vineyard. 

Democrats accuse the governors of treating people as “pawns” for a “political stunt.” 

McConnell said the Republican governors are giving “some Democrat-run states and cities just a tiny, tiny taste of what border communities have been enduring, literally, for years.”  

The ongoing political fight over illegal immigration comes as the latest Custom and Border Patrol data shows agents have encountered a record-setting 2.1 million migrants at the border so far this fiscal year.

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