Jared Kushner Critiques Ron DeSantis’ Migrant Flights

Donald Trump’s son-in-law and former White House adviser, Jared Kushner, is criticizing recent reports of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R.-FL) flying migrants from his state to Martha’s Vineyard.

“I personally watch what’s happening, and it’s very hard to see at the southern border … We have to remember that these are human beings, they’re people, so seeing them being used as political pawns one way or the other is very troubling to me,” Kushner told Fox News in a recent interview.

Kushner criticizes DeSantis’s migrants flights: ‘Have to remember that these are human beings’

DeSantis has chartered at least two flights from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard with around 50 migrants aboard. He is now facing litigation from the migrants who claim that they were defrauded and promised things that they did not receive.

DeSantis was following the lead of fellow republican governors in Texas and Arizona who have bussed migrants from their states to democratic-led cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York City. It is important to note that each of the cities where these migrants were bussed are sanctuary cities that claim to welcome migrants with “open arms.”

Kushner, who is widely disliked by conservatives and liberals alike, also criticized both the Biden administration’s handling of the border and the way that these border state governors are handling the hardship:

“People don’t talk enough about the fact that these people are lured into these journeys by the coyotes, they’re paying a lot of money. I think 80% of women are sexually assaulted along the way. They come into America, they don’t have papers, many of them are exploited … so it’s a very sad situation,” Kushner told Fox News.

Democrats agree with Kushner’s assessment of the situation and continue to make emotional pleas to these governors to stop and treat the migrants in their states better.

Republicans in these states, on the other hand, have been backed into a corner. Immigration is a federal issue, but the federal government is largely ignoring the southern border. As such, these governors believe all they can do is protest and hope that their protests are heard and acted upon by the Biden Administration.