DeSantis to continue migrant flights to Democratic states

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference, Feb. 1, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration plans to continue flying migrants who entered the country illegally to Democratic strongholds, his spokeswoman said, a day after newly released records showed the state paid nearly $1 million to arrange two sets of flights to Delaware and Illinois. 

“While Florida has had all hands on deck responding to our catastrophic hurricane, the immigration relocation program remains active,” DeSantis’ communications director, Taryn Fenske said in an email. 

The flights would be a follow-up to the Sept. 14 flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where former President Barack Obama owns a home.