Migrants arrive in Sacramento from Texas but don’t know who paid for the plane tickets

A northern California advocacy group said it was helping eight migrants from Venezuela who arrived in Sacramento on two separate flights. Three men, 23 and one in his 40s, said they walked barefoot from Sacramento International Airport to the administrative offices of Catholic charities downtown. They said it was an address on their papers, 1107 9th St., the administrative offices of Catholic Charities. From there, they ended up at the Sacramento food bank, and the food bank was then called NorCal Resist. “I picked them up and took them to the grocery store. We got them a hotel. They walked from the Sacramento airport to the Sacramento food bank without shoes,” said NorCal Resist volunteer Goya Gutierrez. . A man who asked not to be identified said he couldn’t choose where he was going. He said the documents pointed to California. not just putting people on planes because they’re not going to sponsor them,” Gutierrez said. “I have no idea who actually sponsored them.” The man said he left Venezuela a while ago. 45 days and ended up at the Migrant Resource Center in San Antonio, Texas He said someone gave them free plane tickets for a flight to Sacramento The center is run by the City of San Antonio and doesn’t pay for migrants’ trips to other cities.” They were really confused. Two of them said they wanted to go to Utah and one wanted to go to Manhattan and somehow they ended up in Sacramento,” Gutierrez said. The men said they were in United States to find work, not for a vacation. They said that it is difficult to find job opportunities in Venezuela and that they have to support their families. “They were put on a plane bound for Sacramento where they don’t know anyone. They don’t have family here,” Gutierrez said. The Migrant Resource Center is reviewing the men’s claims. Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office said his state was busing migrants to Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ office is investigating whether they provided the plane tickets.

A northern California advocacy group said it was helping eight migrants from Venezuela who arrived in Sacramento on two separate flights.

Three men, 23 and one in his 40s, said they walked barefoot from Sacramento International Airport to the downtown Catholic Charities administrative offices. They said it was an address on their papers, 1107 9th St., the administrative offices of Catholic Charities.

From there, they ended up at the Sacramento food bank, and the food bank was then called NorCal Resist.

“I picked them up and took them to the grocery store. We got them a hotel. They walked from the Sacramento airport to the Sacramento food bank without shoes,” said NorCal Resist volunteer Goya Gutierrez. .

A man who asked not to be identified said he couldn’t choose where he was going. He said the documents spoke of California.

Gutierrez said the documents came from the Department of Homeland Security, which has scheduled a hearing later this month for the men to report to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“ICE doesn’t do that; they don’t just put people on planes because they’re not going to sponsor them,” Gutierrez said. “I have no idea who actually sponsored them.”

The man said he left Venezuela 45 days ago and ended up at the Migrant Resource Center in San Antonio, Texas.

He said someone gave them free plane tickets to fly to Sacramento. The center is run by the city of San Antonio and does not pay for migrants’ trips to other cities.

“They were really confused. Two of them said they wanted to go to Utah and one wanted to go to Manhattan and somehow they ended up in Sacramento,” Gutierrez said.

The men said they were in the United States to find work, not for a vacation. They said it is difficult to find job opportunities in Venezuela and they have to support their families.

“They were put on a plane to Sacramento where they don’t know anyone. They don’t have family here,” Gutierrez said.

The Migrant Resource Center examines men’s claims. Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office said his state was busing migrants to Washington, DC, Chicago and New York.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ office is investigating whether they provided the plane tickets.

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