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GOP governors intensify migrant transportation campaign, stranding asylum-seekers on an island and a busy street
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GOP governors intensify migrant transportation campaign, stranding asylum-seekers on an island and a busy street

Republican governors this week escalated their efforts to transport migrants released from federal border custody to Democratic-led jurisdictions, sending groups of Latin American asylum-seekers to Martha's Vineyard and a busy street near Vice President Kamala Harris' residence in Washington, D.C.On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, took credit for flying roughly 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha's Vineyard, an island off the Massachusetts coast, without alerting local officials. On Thursday morning, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott boasted about bussing another group of migrants to a street near the Naval Observatory, which houses the vice president's official residence.The state actions this week are part of a broader campaign by three Republican governors to rebuke the...