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Fight over border security escalates after governors send migrants to Kamala Harris’ home and Martha’s Vineyard

The latest moves by Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week have triggered outrage among immigration rights’ groups and Democrats who have accused the Republicans of engaging in human trafficking and treating migrants like “human cargo” to score political points.

A screengrab shows migrants who were bused from Texas arrive at the Naval Observatory in Washington on Sept. 15, 2022.
Venezuelan migrants stand outside St. Andrew's Church in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Sept. 14, 2022.

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