Biden’s press secretary has argued that Republicans who send migrants to Democrat-run areas use the tactics of human traffickers
Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre (left) is shown at a White House media briefing on Friday. © Getty Images / Alex Wong
The White House has ratcheted up its political feud with Republicans over the US border crisis, suggesting that GOP governors who send illegal aliens to Democrat-run communities in faraway states resemble human traffickers.
“These vulnerable migrants were reportedly misled about where they were headed . . ., misled about what they would be provided when they arrived, promised shelter, refuge, benefits and more,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Friday. “These are the kinds of tactics we see from smugglers in places like Mexico and Guatemala.”
The statement came two days after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent two planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, a Massachusetts island known as a playground of the rich and famous, where former President Barack Obama owns a beachfront mansion. Also this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent two busloads of newly arrived migrants to Washington, where they were dropped off near the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris.