WRHU guests: Govs were ‘inhuman’ when they sent refugees across U.S.

President Donald Trump ignited a political battle over immigration unlike any seen before. Above, a LGBTQ rally outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City in 2017, the first year of his presidency, calling for solidarity with refugee asylum seekers. // Photo by

Amid ongoing “political stunts” by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who sent U.S. asylum seekers across state lines to Massachusetts and New York, respectively, and with the recent news of a Colombian migrant’s suicide at a New York City shelter because her family was separated at the border, the immigration crisis has once again become a flashpoint of controversy. To break down the issues involved, Hofstra University Law Professor Patrick Young and Make the Road NY Head Organizer Javier Guzman joined WRHU Hofstra’s “Morning Wake-Up Call” team — Luke Farrell, Ronnie Gonzalez, Dallas Jackson and Jason Weick — on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, is being sued by the firm Lawyers for Civil Rights after he transported about 50 immigrants from San Antonio, Texas, to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., without shelter or food awaiting them upon their arrival there, according to NPR. // Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons