DeSantis’ Migrant Relocation Unconstitutional, Lawsuit Claims

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis’ migrant relocation from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard might have been in violation of the Constitution, a new lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit filed by a trio of immigration advocacy groups (Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc.,Americans for Immigrant Justice, Inc., and Hope CommUnity Center, Inc.) claims discrimination and the Constitution grants only the federal government to regulate immigration policy.

Section 185 of Florida’s 2022 General Appropriations Act set aside the $12 million for state’s Department of Transportation for the relocation of undocumented migrants, and DeSantis vowed to use “every penny” of the appropriate for the designated purpose.

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