Friday, 21 Jun 2024

California is investigating after a private jet carrying migrants arrived in Sacramento, officials say


California is investigating after a private jet carrying migrants arrived in Sacramento, officials say

An investigation is underway after over a dozen migrants arrived in Sacramento, California, by private jet "with no prior arrangement or care in place," Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Rob Bonta said Saturday.

California officials on Saturday met with the group, who had documentation "purporting to be from the government of the State of Florida," Bonta said.

The immigrants were taken from Texas to New Mexico, then flown by private chartered jet to California, where they were "dumped on the doorstep of a local church without any advance warning," Newsom said in a statement.

The state's attorney general is investigating the incident and "evaluating potential criminal or civil action against those who transported or arranged for the transport of these vulnerable immigrants," Bonta said in a statement.

The circumstances around who paid for the group's travel, and whether the migrants were misled with false promises, will be investigated, according to the governor.

CNN has reached out to state officials from Texas and Florida for comment.

Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT), a non-profit group of local religious congregations, says 16 migrants from Venezuela and Colombia were dropped off by the private jet at a Sacramento airport and taken by bus to the front office of the Diocese of Sacramento in California, where they were left.

you may also like

All You Need to Know About Thomas Brent Smith Speech at Whitney Western Art Museum
  • by travelandtourworld
  • descember 09, 2016
All You Need to Know About Thomas Brent Smith Speech at Whitney Western Art Museum

The Whitney Western Art Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is thrilled to announce a special Peter Hassrick Public Program on Tuesday, July 9th, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Center’s Coe Auditorium. This free program features renowned art director Thomas Brent Smith, who will delve into the fascinating world of James Bama’s photographs.

read more