Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago catalogs Florida Governor DeSantis’s lies about the asylum seekers he had kidnapped and transported. Here’s a bit from her article:
The governor calls asylum-seekers making the dangerous multicountry trek to the southern border “unauthorized aliens” to strip them of their humanity — using $12 million in state taxpayer funds to harass them and prank us, the media covering him.
“They aren’t from Jupiter or Mars,” says Emilio Martinez, a Cuban American immigration lawyer. “And the ‘unauthorized’ is categorically untrue.”
“What they’re doing [arriving at the border and asking for asylum] is not illegal,” Martinez said, an assertion echoed by other lawyers, citing federal laws.