Laughably, Newsom launches ad in Florida to persuade its citizens to move…to California.
Last weekend, with Biden aiming to scrap the “Remain in Mexico” policy, California Gov. Gavin Newsom released the Fiscal Year 2023 budget that includes offering undocumented immigrants, regardless of age, state-subsidized health insurance.
The expansion in healthcare is part of Medi-Cal, which already offers coverage for illegal immigrants younger than 26 and over 50 – as well as recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Now, the state is expanding that coverage option to 700,000 undocumented residents in the Golden State between the ages of 26-49 starting January 2024.
Migration continues to surge at the southern border with the third straight month of increased crossings in May.
Thousands of migrants part of a caravan that started in southern Mexico ended their travels toward the U.S. border just two days after setting off when they were handed permits to stay in the country for 30 days.
Mexican officials handed out 3,000 temporary residence permits on Sunday and ended the march of mostly Venezuelans and Central Americans.
Around the same time, Newsom ran a 30-second spot that aired in Florida that took shots at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his policies.
Freedom, it´s under attack in your state. Republican leaders, they´re banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors,” Newsom says while images of DeSantis and former President Donald Trump flash on screen.
“I urge all of you living in Florida to join the fight. Or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom – freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate and the freedom to love,” Newsom says.
Newsom has said he has no interest in running for president, but the ad is sure to stoke speculation that the 54-year-old Democrat is eyeing national office. DeSantis is a potential 2024 GOP candidate for the White House.
As a Californian, I found many of his ad statements laughable…especially those related to freedom. California remains under a state of emergency due to covid.
After more than 800 days, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s declaration of a COVID-19 state of emergency remains in effect. Although Gov. Newsom has dropped most of the restrictions he unilaterally imposed under this emergency, he retains the power to reimpose lockdowns and other highly coercive measures without legislative intervention. The time has come to both end the COVID-19 state of emergency and to reconsider the ability of this or any future California governor to exercise emergency powers indefinitely.
Newsom has employed powers given to the governor under the 1970 California Emergency Services Act—a bipartisan measure signed by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan. As amended, the law contains an expansive definition of emergency, which includes “air pollution, fire, flood, storm, epidemic, riot, drought, cyberterrorism, sudden and severe energy shortage, plant or animal infestation or disease, the Governor’s warning of an earthquake or volcanic prediction, or an earthquake, or other conditions.”
There were over 9,000 comments, many from California mocking Newsom’s assertions.
No state is more restricted than CA. We are threatened to have our water trickled in if we don’t follow water rules. Gas is highest in nation and Gav here just added more taxes to it. The most unfree state is CALIFORNIA except yes, soft on crime and abobos easy access.
— JennXer💙 (@MadLew) July 3, 2022
A reminder that @GavinNewsom & @KamalaHarris walked with their photographers through the remains of our friend's family home in 2020 before the family could access their property. They chose their climate change agenda photo-op over decency and respect. https://t.co/RAkt0VMcKL https://t.co/Gw2X1zMBvV pic.twitter.com/OPK7nq3Tff
— Kelly S. (@kellyske) July 4, 2022
— Joe E. Collins III (@joeecollins3) July 3, 2022
If this was a presidential run trial balloon, it floated….like lead.
Here’s a more accurate ad:
— Trey Radel (@treyradel) July 6, 2022
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