Officials from Florida countered the accusations of authorities from California who claimed that shipping migrants to Sacramento was deceptive. The migrants indicated they wanted to go to California through verbal and written consents.On June 6, officials from Florida stated that shipping migrants to the city of Sacramento in California in the past few days had been voluntary. The statements countered the accusations of the authorities of California that claimed that the migrants were misled about the relocation.
An article in CNN states that according to Alecia Collins, the spokesperson of Florida Division of Emergency Management, shipping migrants to Sacramento was agreed through verbal and written consents. A contractor was present to guarantee that the migrants made it safely to a non-government organization.
Shipping Migrants to Sacramento
However, according to an article in AP News, officials in Sacramento claimed that shipping migrants to their city was misleading about the relocation. On June 2, sixteen migrants arrived, while 20 came from a second flight on June 5. Reportedly, most migrants were from Venezuela, while some were from Nicaragua, Mexico, or Colombia.
In addition, most migrants were young individuals who were the first in their families to set foot on the United States. The executive director of Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT), Gabby Trejo, also claimed that the migrants have paperwork and could have been legally acknowledged in the U.S.