Newsom Signs Bill To Let California Strip Gender-Confused Teens From Parents — Even When They Live In Other States

California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law Thursday night to strip rights away from parents who protest their children’s blind pursuit of destructive surgeries sold to confused minors as “gender affirmation.”

Under Senate Bill 107 introduced by San Francisco-area State Sen. Scott Wiener, California will now become a “refuge” for trans-identifying minors who seek irreversible medical treatment for gender dysphoria. The legislation was supposedly aimed at blocking red states from enforcing laws barring extreme treatments for underage victims, and instead invited those minors to seek surgeries in California.

“In California we believe in equality and acceptance. We believe that no one should be prosecuted or persecuted for getting the care they need — including gender-affirming care,” Newsom said upon signing the bill into law. “Parents know what’s best for their kids, and they should be able to make decisions around the health of their children without fear. We must take a stand for parental choice.”

Except the bill undermines parental choice by empowering the state to strip custody from those who refuse to support their children’s demand for “gender-affirming care,” a euphemism used to describe something that is neither gender-affirming nor caring. Such procedures could range from puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to surgeries leaving a child’s genitals permanently altered. The bill extends California’s reach beyond its borders, enabling minors in other states to pursue treatment on the West Coast away from parental oversight.

Jay Richards, a policy expert at the Heritage Foundation, and Emilie Kao, a vice president and senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, broke down the components of the law in Newsweek.

“California courts will have the power to strip custody from parents, wherever they live, who doubt the wisdom of these experimental and irreversible procedures — if their child so much as steps foot in California,” the pair explained. “It would also allow California doctors to treat minors still in other states. With the advent of telehealth, a child could get a prescription for hormones from a California doctor while at home in Arkansas or in Florida.”

Both states have instituted protections to restrict cross-sex hormones from ending up in the hands of gender-confused minors.

Under California’s new law, parents might not even know whether their children are pursuing these dangerous drugs and procedures. Senate Bill 107 mandates that doctors hide children’s medical information from parents if related to “gender identity,” even if requested by subpoena.

Last week, a coalition of organizations representing parents both in and out of state condemned the law’s reach with a letter to the governor.

“[Senate Bill] 107 makes California akin to the Pied Piper, enticing minor children nationwide to leave their families and run away in pursuit of harmful drugs and sterilizing surgeries, all of which cause irreversible harm to the minds, bodies, and family relationships of America’s precious children,” they wrote. “Children experiencing gender confusion need the love, support, and guidance of their parents. They do not need to be taken from their parents and rushed down a pathway which leads to a lifetime of medicalization and sterilization.”

This summer, researchers at the Heritage Foundation found that “easing access to cross-sex treatments without parental consent significantly increases suicide rates.”

The findings contradict a key argument among proponents of aggressive “gender affirmation” who claim minors denied permanently life-altering procedures are more likely to kill themselves.

“There is a 14% increase in suicide rates among young people by 2020 in states that have a provision allowing minors to access care without parental consent relative to states that do not,” explained Heritage Senior Research Fellow Jay Greene. “Easier access to puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones by minors actually exacerbated suicide rates.”


Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

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If Barring White People From Getting The Monkeypox Shot Isn’t Racism, What Is It?

If Barring White People From Getting The Monkeypox Shot Isn’t Racism, What Is It?

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) hosted monkeypox vaccine pop-up clinics in the city’s South of Market region earlier this month. A flyer for the event, posted on the SFDPH official Twitter account, stated that in order to be eligible for the free shot, participants must “belong to one of the following priority populations: Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Person of Color, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or a Current Sex Worker (all genders and orientations).”

San Francisco Department of Health Twitter posting

The department’s recent budget was nearly $2.4 billion. Despite being local to San Francisco, SFDPH derives well over half of its revenue ($1.2 billion) from state and federal taxes.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, handicap, religion, or sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

How are the actions by SFDPH not in violation of this law?

Defying Logic

California has always been at the bleeding edge of progressivism, San Francisco even more so, and I could understand if the eligibility were granted solely on the basis of sexual orientation, given that data published by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) show monkeypox cases are overwhelmingly isolated to LGBT people, with gay and bisexual males accounting for more than 90 percent of statewide cases. But why include the racial requirement?

According to the CDPH dataset, cases in whites far exceed those found in people of other skin colors, with whites representing 34 percent of statewide cases, whereas cumulative cases in African Americans, Asians, and American Indians account for just 19 percent. Morality aside, barring heterosexual white people from receiving a free shot is not supported on statistical grounds.

Thankfully, the spread of monkeypox is unlikely to become a crisis, with .01 percent of California’s population having reported a case and only one death in the entire country. Thus, few are likely to be affected by this minor instance of discrimination. That being said, the action by the SFDPH is not an isolated incident.

Race-Based Care Elsewhere

In the latter half of 2021, as alternative Covid-19 treatments such as Paxlovid and monoclonal antibodies became widely available, some states created “Covid risk-factor scores” to calculate an individual’s medical risks and prioritize treatment for patients with the highest scores. States such as Utah and Minnesota added a racial element by awarding risk points for those of “non-White race or Hispanic/Latinx ethnicity.”

After a lawsuit in New York brought a similar law under scrutiny, Utah and Minnesota removed ethnicity from their list of Covid risk factors. Despite this, the SFDPH continues to march on with an even more restrictive policy, given there is no priority granted to the elderly or those with medical ailments. Hypothetically, if a 70-year-old straight white man with a preexisting health condition were to show up to the South of Market clinic, according to the department’s flyer, he would be turned away.

Certainly, some ethnic groups as a whole have experienced a higher overall Covid mortality than others. However, this is not due to vulnerabilities inherent to race and is instead a consequence of economic disparities. An income threshold would be more sensible.

Housing Discrimination

Just this past August, a student housing co-op at the University of California, Berkeley made the news when it was reported by the New York Post that the co-op’s house rules stated, “White guests are not allowed in common spaces.” One mixed-race resident’s white father was purportedly prohibited from entering the house.

A representative of UC Berkeley said in response to the matter, “it is not campus operated. This property is operated by a private landlord, and it is not the role of the campus to comment on what private landlords are ‘allowed’ to do.” Quite a laissez faire attitude from the university that believes that “becoming anti-racist is a core tenet of the American creed.”

While the entity that owns the housing complex, Berkeley Student Cooperative, is not affiliated with the government nor the university, it is filed as a 501(c)(3) organization, meaning it’s exempt from federal income tax. Yet another example of federally subsidized racism.

These ideas are unnecessarily divisive and unscientific, afflicting lower-income white men and women the most. Why are so-called progressives determined to enact policies that pit lower class groups against one another?

Achieving equity by imposing repressive means on the “privileged” classes is not a virtuous pursuit. If you decrease the quality of health care for one group without necessarily increasing it for another, then what have you really accomplished? If equity means a lower standard of living for everyone, then I want no part in it nor do I, as a San Francisco business owner, want my taxes funding it.


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California to Ban Natural Gas Heaters and Furnaces by 2030

California to Ban Natural Gas Heaters and Furnaces by 2030

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted unanimously last week to pass a plan to ban natural gas heaters and furnaces by 2030, ostensibly to reduce smog to meet federal ozone standards, and to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

The plan, which was adopted unanimously by the board, raises questions about how the state’s power grid will handle new demand from electric space heaters in the winter. California homes are generally less insulated than homes in states with colder climates, meaning that the use of space heaters is popular when temperatures dip at night in winter months. The interior regions of the state, which are poorer than the coastal regions of the state, would be more affected by the new standard.

The plan states that CARB will achieve its goal through “meaningful engagement” with residents on heaters and furnaces:

Through meaningful engagement with communities and the process outlined below, CARB would adopt a statewide zero-emission standard which would have criteria pollutant benefits as a key result along with GHG reductions. Beginning in 2030, 100 percent of sales of new space heaters and water heaters would need to comply with the emission standard. CARB would design any such standard in collaboration with energy and building code regulators, and with air districts, to ensure it was consistent with all state and local efforts, and would work carefully with communities to consider any housing cost or affordability impacts, recognizing that reducing emissions from space and water heaters can generate health benefits and cost-savings with properly designed standards. CARB understands that this measure needs to be part of a suite of equity-promoting and complementary building decarbonization policies deeply informed by public process that include scaling back natural gas infrastructure, expanding construction of zero-emission buildings, and building a sustainable market by increasing affordability and accessibility through expanding incentive programs, ensuring utility rates are supportive of electrification, developing the workforce, and increasing consumer education.

This measure would not mandate retrofits in existing buildings, but some buildings would require retrofits to be able to use the new technology that this measure would require. Beginning in 2030, 100 percent of new space and water heaters (for either new construction or replacement of burned-out equipment in existing buildings) sold in California would need to meet the zero-emission standard. It is expected that this regulation would rely heavily on heat pump technologies currently being sold to electrify new and existing homes. In addition to the development process for the Proposed 2022 State SIP Strategy, the measure as proposed by staff or adopted by the Board will be subject to a full public process.

The idea that electric heaters would be “zero emissions” does not take into account how electricity is generated. Currently, renewable energy sources account for about one-third of California’s power supply; natural gas accounts for 40%.

The Hill adds: “California’s Public Utilities Commission also eliminated subsidies for new natural gas hookups last week, marking the first state to do so.” While touted as a way to lower emissions and reduce utility bills, the fundamental question of how to heat homes and provide fuel for cooking remains an open one in a state that has struggled to provide electricity to residents in periods of high demand.

Separately, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed 40 separate climate bills earlier this month.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Legalizing Human Composting in California

Gateway Pundit | By Cristina Laila Published September 22, 2022 at 11:15am

Meanwhile in the Democrat hellhole of California…

Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill this week legalizing human composting.

Starting in 2027, human composting will be available as a new burial method in California.

The bill was introduced by Democrat assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens).

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Garcia actually argued that cremation is bad for the environment because there is a lot of carbon emissions.

“When we have a coffin and we put that into the ground, there’s a lot of chemicals that get leaked into the ground and often times it ends up in our water,” Cristina Garcia told KABC. “When we do cremation there’s a lot of carbon emissions.”

The California Catholic Conference objected and said human composting creates an “unfortunate spiritual, emotional, and psychological distancing from the deceased.” Kathleen Domingo, executive director of the California Catholic Conference said, adding, the process “reduces the human body to simply a disposable commodity.”

ABC 7 reported:

Starting in 2027, a different burial method will be available for Californians after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that allows human composting.

AB 351, introduced by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), allows for the method in which human remains naturally decompose over a 30-to-45-day period and are turned into a soil. That human-composted soil can then be returned to the deceased’s family or donated to conservation land.

Supporters say it’s an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional end-of-life options.

California will join four other states in the country – Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Vermont – in allowing human composting.

Micah Truman, CEO of Return Home in Washington, said human composting is an eco-friendly option.

“One cremation takes about 30 gallons of fuel to complete and blows 530 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere,” Truman said.

He said human remains are placed in a vessel where the body is transformed into soil in 60 days.

“When it’s done we have soil that we give back to the family. The family can put it anywhere they want. The rules are identical to that of cremated remains,” Truman said.

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California Will Allow Human Composting After Death to Combat Climate Change

California Will Allow Human Composting After Death to Combat Climate Change

The far-left state of California further embraced neo-paganism this week when Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law allowing the practice of composting dead human beings to better combat climate change.

Citing the high CO2 emissions associated with cremation, the bill will give people the option to give their dead remains over to a process known as natural organic reduction (NOR) should they not want to be buried or cremated.

“The process involves placing the body inside a long, reusable steel container along with wood chips and flowers to aerate it – allowing microbes and bacteria to break down the remains,” according to the Daily Mail. “One month later, the remains will fully decompose and be turned into soil.”

The act of cremation reportedly accounts for 360,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

California Democrat Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, who authored the bill, praised NOR as a “more environmentally friendly” practice that will give people more options for their desired burial. She wrote:

With climate change and sea-level rise as very real threats to our environment, this is an alternative method of final disposition that won’t contribute emissions into our atmosphere. I look forward to continuing my legacy to fight for clean air by using my reduced remains to plant a tree.

The bill will make it illegal to combine human remains without permission or unless the two are related. It will also be illegal to sell the soil or use it for agricultural purposes.

The Catholic Church strongly opposes the practice of NOR, charging it was meant for livestock.

“NOR uses essentially the same process as a home gardening composting system,” Kathleen Domingo, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, told SFGATE. She added:

These methods of disposal were used to lessen the possibility of disease being transmitted by the dead carcass. Using these same methods for the ‘transformation’ of human remains can create an unfortunate spiritual, emotional and psychological distancing from the deceased.

The law will not take effect until 2027 and follows the states of Washington, Colorado, and Oregon.

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Gavin Newsom Challenges Ron DeSantis to a Debate on CNN

Gavin Newsom Challenges Ron DeSantis to a Debate on CNN

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Friday challenged Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to a debate after months of hurling attacks at Gov. DeSantis.

Newsom’s proposal for a debate is the latest move in a brewing feud between him and DeSantis.

After months of name-calling and running negative ads in Florida, Newsom asked the feds on Thursday to intervene and investigate DeSantis for “kidnapping” after DeSantis sent 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, an elite vacation spot where former President Barack Obama owns a $15 million home.

Immigrants gather with their belongings outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, escalating a tactic by Republican governors to draw attention to what they consider to be the Biden administration's failed border policies. (Ray Ewing/Vineyard Gazette via AP)

Immigrants gather with their belongings outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in Edgartown, MA, on Martha’s Vineyard. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, escalating a tactic by Republican governors to draw attention to what they consider to be the Biden administration’s failed border policies. (Ray Ewing/Vineyard Gazette via AP)

“In particular, I urge US DOJ to investigate whether the alleged fraudulent inducement would support charges of kidnapping under relevant state laws, which could serve as a predicate offense for charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) provisions of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970,” Newsom wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

DeSantis commented Friday on Newsom’s letter to Garland, saying, “I think his hair gel is interfering with his brain function.”

“So the governor of California sent a letter to the Department of Justice saying, ‘You need to prosecute Texas and Florida governors.’ And all I can say is, I think his hair gel is interfering with his brain function,” DeSantis said.

Later on Friday, Newsom responded to DeSantis’s hair gel quip by proposing the two debate each other before the midterm elections in November.

“Hey @GovRonDeSantis, clearly you’re struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people’s lives,” Newsom tweeted. “Since you have only one overriding need — attention –let’s take this up & debate. I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hairspray. Name the time before Election Day.”

The California governor also tagged CNN’s Twitter account, possibly suggesting them as a moderator.

Newsom’s debate proposal seems to be inspired by Dan Rather, who tweeted about the idea of a debate between the two governors last month.

“Here’s an idea for Chris Licht, the new head of @CNN. Set up a debate — one-on-one — between @GavinNewsom and @RonDeSantisFL,” Rather tweeted. “Two governors of big states, potential presidential candidates. Prime time. Ratings I bet would be huge. Who would have the courage to show up?”

Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters at a campaign stop on the Keep Florida Free Tour at the Horsepower Ranch in Geneva. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Although Newsom challenged DeSantis to a debate, he also recently agreed to debate his Republican challenger in California’s gubernatorial election, state Sen. Brian Dahle.

“Yeah, happy to do it and we’ll do it just as we did the last time I ran for office,” Newsom said when asked about the possibility of a debate with Dahle. “So, I look forward to it.”

Jordan Dixon-Hamilton is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at jdixonhamilton@breitbart.com or follow him on Twitter. 

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The Covid-Response Playbook Is Coming To An Energy Crisis Near You

Much like any other Democrat-initiated disaster, America’s legacy media has largely opted to ignore California’s brush with rolling blackouts last week after a heat wave hit the state and much of the west coast.

Following government officials’ forecasts that the state would experience record levels of energy use during the heat wave, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which maintains and operates the state’s electrical grid, issued a Flex Alert on Sept. 6, which called for “voluntary conservation between 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.”

“Consumers were urged to keep air conditioners at 78 degrees or higher during the period and avoiding using major appliances such as ovens and dishwashers,” a local California news outlet reported.

Hair gel enthusiast and California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom also issued a series of remarks on the matter, saying in a statement that Californians “stepped up in a big way during th[e] record heat wave, but with the hottest temperatures [ahead], the risk of outages is real.”

“We all have to double down on conserving energy to reduce the unprecedented strain on the grid,” he said.

Despite Newsom’s later claims that the state avoided any “emergency power outages,” several thousand residents in the San Francisco Bay Area cities of Palo Alto and Alameda were left without electricity for roughly an hour.

While barely managing to keep the lights on, the energy crisis unwittingly exposed the state’s overdependence on unreliable “green” energy. Much like President Joe Biden, Newsom and California Democrats have all but declared war on the fossil fuel industry and have pushed the state’s residents to adopt renewable sources of energy.

In addition to issuing new regulations banning the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035, California has “aggressively shut down more reliable nuclear, coal, and natural-gas power plants to boost demand for solar and wind farms,” with such policies “tremendously damag[ing] California’s electrical grid” and “placing the state at serious risk of unintentional mass blackouts.”

“Newsom pushed for a tidal wave of government regulations heavily favoring wind and solar power. He ignored green energy’s major drawbacks, or tried to paper over them with increased subsidies and schemes to force the purchase of it,” a National Review report reads. “Until recently, he had even gone along with plans to shutter the state’s last operating nuclear reactor under heavy pressure from environmentalists.”

“Since forecasts cannot predict the output of solar and wind plants with high accuracy, grid operators have to keep excess reserves running just in case, as they cannot be easily adjusted due to the unpredictability of weather. This also places extra stress on the grid, leading to brownouts or blackouts,” it added.

Newsom has since doubled down on his state’s transition to green energy and has simultaneously attempted to blame the avoidable disaster on Republicans.

“[Republicans] want to double down on stupid and continue to drill and actually do more damage,” Newsom said. “And get us more deep in the mess that we created that we’re trying to get out of, which is the hot is getting much hotter, the dry is getting much drier, and the extremes that are self evident, not just here in California, but all over the western United States and around the world, related to climate change.”

Covid 2.0

While Democrats’ cult-like fanaticism with destroying fossil fuels and propping up renewable energy sources deserves to be scrutinized, the rhetoric from California Democrats throughout the dilemma deserves a second glance. In a recorded statement published on his Twitter account, Newsom repeatedly called on all Californians to “do their part” in helping avoid the disaster that he and his party created.

“Everyone has to do their part to help step up for just a few more days,” he said. “Individuals, the state, industries, business, all doing their part to help reduce strain on the grid.”

Similar language was also evoked by California Democrats such as Rep. Eric Swalwell and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, with the former calling on his state to “rally” to “keep the lights on.”

“We all need to do our part to help avoid power outages this week,” Swalwell said in a tweet.

“We avoided an energy grid emergency yesterday because Californians did their part to reduce energy usage during the #FlexAlert,” echoed Feinstein. “With temperatures still very high, let’s do the same thing again today.”

Sound familiar? It should, because the same “Do your part!” rhetoric coming from California Democrats is the same language used by politicians and health bureaucrats over the covid lockdowns as justification for orchestrating the greatest assault on Americans’ freedoms in modern history.

Whether it was the stay-at-home orders, masking, or the experimental jabs, Americans were repeatedly preached to by the country’s power-hungry elites to “do our part” in stopping the spread of covid, no matter how much discomfort and damage such policies did to the lives of millions.

“Wear a mask to protect grandma!” they said.

“Get vaccinated to do your part in stopping the spread!” we were told.

Irrespective of how unscientific or overreaching the policies were, the mantra of “We’re all in this together!” was used as a weapon by American statists to silence, intimidate, and harass anyone who dared stand in their way of creating their dysfunctional neo-Marxist utopia.

Same Game Plan, Different Crisis

The parallels in rhetoric between the pro-lockdown crowd and California Democrats aren’t merely a coincidence, but a direct message to the American public. In the event that rolling blackouts become more common and the country’s energy crisis more widespread — which seems likely given Biden and Democrats’ ongoing bid to cripple the fossil fuel industry — America’s ruling class will not hesitate to recycle the same tactics used during the covid outbreak to wage an assault on the citizenry’s remaining civil liberties.

Just as the recommendations to stay at home, wear a mask, and get the vaccine devolved into mandates forcing people to choose between their livelihood and personal health, Americans should not be surprised if the suggestions to cut back on energy use coming from elitists like Newsom morph into government-enforced mandates. Look no further than the European Union, whose member states’ push towards green energy and overdependence on Russian oil has prompted the bureaucratic body to move towards adopting a measure that would force participating nations to reduce their overall energy consumption.

Such as with any crisis, the opportunity to amass greater command over the populace is too great for statists to ignore.

Americans wishing to avoid a repeat of overbearing government restrictions experienced during the covid years should take note of what happened in California and find ways to ensure that a similar situation doesn’t fall upon their community. Whether that means running for office, regularly engaging in local and state politics, or becoming active in grassroots organizations, the time for sitting on the sidelines while the country descends into chaos is over.


Shawn Fleetwood is a Staff Writer for The Federalist and a graduate of the University of Mary Washington. He also serves as a state content writer for Convention of States Action and his work has been featured in numerous outlets, including RealClearPolitics, RealClearHealth, and Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @ShawnFleetwood

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10 Even More Awesome Places To Send Illegal Immigrants (Besides Deporting Them)

10 Even More Awesome Places To Send Illegal Immigrants (Besides Deporting Them)

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis ignited a firestorm of left-wing hysteria Wednesday when his state gave 50 migrants a free flight to the glitzy New England destination of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

“Residents of Martha’s Vineyard overwhelmingly support illegal immigration and call for more diversiry. Governor DeSantis was kind enough to grant their wishes,” tweeted the governor’s spokeswoman Christina Pushaw Thursday.

Proponents of unlimited immigration, however, were not amused.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called the migrant flights “deeply deeply sick and dehumanizing” as if the 50 individuals were shipped to a concentration camp. CNN actually compared the flights to one of the nation’s most glamorous vacation spots to the Nazi Holocaust. The Washington Post’s Max Boot, who last month called Martha’s Vineyard “the real America,” condemned the move as “beneath contempt” for the Florida governor.

The majority-white, wealthy liberal enclave where median home sales are north of $1.3 million and where 150,000 tourists descend every summer should, however, be well-equipped to absorb 50 new migrants into its community. After all, rich white liberals have spent the better half of the last decade lecturing Americans to bring home “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” and welcome unchecked illegal migration.

DeSantis joins Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott who sent migrants to Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. to make clear every town is a border town as tens of thousands of migrants have overwhelmed communities along the Rio Grande for years. While many of the more than half a million “gotaways” who escape detention at the border often end up in places such as Chicago and New York anyway, they don’t usually find themselves on the gold-plated doorsteps of left-wing communities shocked to find new neighbors. DeSantis merely expedited the migrants’ travel and, in the process, began to force liberals who otherwise ignore the crisis at the border to reckon with what communities are faced with across the country, particularly in Texas.

Below are 10 other destinations Abbott and DeSantis might consider for the next round of free transit. Maybe once the border crisis ends up on the front doors of the Democrats’ donors, the Biden administration will acknowledge the problem.

1. Beverly Hills

Weezer’s 2005 ad for Beverly Hills makes the California hot spot out to be a dream destination for the empty-handed.

The best part is, if migrants want to commit crimes as many have in Texas, they can! Last month, local election officials refused to place a recall on the ballot for L.A.’s soft-on-crime top prosecutor, claiming nearly 200,000 petition signatures were invalid. District Attorney George Gascon will serve through 2024.

2. Mark Zuckerberg’s House

Migrants who don’t fall in love with Beverly Hills can move up the coast to Palo Alto and camp out in front of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house. Homeless tent cities in California are proof of love and compassion, after all.

3. Gavin Newsom’s Governor’s Mansion

While campaigning against his own recall last year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom complained his opponents were really just upset by the “browning of California,” despite the referendum petitions making no mention of race.

Newsom, then, might welcome his street looking more similar to the downtown city centers of Los Angeles and San Francisco complete with homeless encampments.

4. Chicago’s Hyde Park

On Wednesday, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker declared a disaster over just more than 500 migrants arriving in the city by bus courtesy of Abbott’s Operation Lone Star. In contrast, Texas residents welcome about 140 times that number of immigrants on a daily basis. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined Pritzker to plead for federal assistance.

Since Abbott is already sending migrants to Chicago, why not put them on the doorsteps of the city’s wealthy liberal donors, applying pressure to national Democrats?

5. The Hamptons

Median property sales in the East Hamptons jumped to more than $3.1 million in the first quarter of this year where the median income is more than 246 percent higher than the national median. In other words, the East Hamptons are a prime location to send another few dozen migrants seeking access to resources stretched too thin on the southern border while grabbing attention from the area’s Democratic donor class.

6. AOC’s New York District Office

District congressional offices take the lead on constituent services where residents can get help navigating the federal bureaucracy. Abbott should inform migrants they can sign up for benefits inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s offices in the Bronx or Jackson Heights as new constituents.

7. Nantucket

Nantucket Island is a vacation spot similar to Martha’s Vineyard that’s just a 38-mile ferry ride from where Gov. DeSantis dropped off 50 migrants. The island is also where President Joe Biden spends his Thanksgiving.

8. Biden’s Delaware Beach House

Gov. Abbott has already sent busloads of migrants to the nation’s capital this summer. President Biden, however, spent more than 150 days at his Delaware beach house since his inauguration, escaping the sight of migrants in Washington D.C. Abbott should fix that, and grab the president’s attention by sending busses to Delaware.

9. Georgetown

Washington D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood is home to some of the most connected longtime power players in national politics. It’s also home to major Democrat donors living in an isolated bubble within the capital, not only disconnected from the district’s homelessness problem but also more than 1,700 miles away from the southern border. It’s time Abbott and DeSantis bring the border to them.

10. Chris Hayes’s House

In Hayes’s own words, it would be “deeply sick and dehumanizing” to turn away 50 migrants who showed up on his doorstep. It would also be a prime example of “genuine hypocrisy from educated, affluent liberals who live in large metro areas” to be unwilling to live alongside immigrants.


Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

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