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Sacramento County public information officer Kim Nava speaks to the media at Sacramento Executive Airport on Monday, June 5, 2023, after about a group of 20 migrants were flown to the airport earlier in the day. The migrants were transported to a religious facility in the area.
The migrants “indicated they wanted to go to California,” the state said in a statement.
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  1. Founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue Carole Baskin, right, hugs U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida as Baskin’s husband, Howard Baskin, looks on during a media tour and news conference at Big Cat Rescue on Friday.
  2. Robert DuBoise is pictured at a news conference held by the Innocence Project and the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office in 2020 after he was formally exonerated. DuBoise spent 37 years in prison before new DNA testing and a review of his case determined he was wrongfully convicted of a 1983 Tampa murder.
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces the suspension of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference Aug. 4, 2022, at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa.
  4. Florida Rep. Christine Hunschofsky watches during a hearing in a legislative session, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  5. Protesters chant during an abortion protest on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Tampa.
  6. Donald Trump’s indictment on charges of mishandling classified documents at his Florida estate has brought renewed attention to one of the most notable cases in Justice Department history.
  7. This combination of photos shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaking on April 21, 2023, in Oxon Hill, Md., left, and former President Donald Trump speaking on March 4, 2023, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.
  8. A screenshot of a page from a proposal submitted to the Division of Emergency Management by GardaWorld Federal Services, one of three companies vying for a contract from the state of Florida to carry out a controversial migrant relocation program that is already underway. The documents released by DEM in response to a public records request were heavily redacted.
  9. FILE - Former President Donald Trump speaks as he announces a third run for President, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 15, 2022. Trump says he’s been indicted on charges of mishandling classified documents at his Florida estate, igniting a federal prosecution that is arguably the most perilous of multiple legal threats against the former president as he seeks to reclaim the White House.
  10. The court’s 5-4 decision, which was released Thursday, affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Alabama violated the federal Voting Rights Act in drawing a map that had only one majority-Black district in a state where more than 1 in 4 residents are Black.
  11. Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event, Friday, June 2, 2023, in Lexington, S.C.
  12. State Rep. Fred Hawkins, who has served in the House since 2020, was the lone finalist for the president's position at South Florida State College.
  13. “There is no reason why we can’t be working with Texas or why we can’t work with Arizona, at the local level or at the state level,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
  14. Student mental health services have been a priority in recent years, in part to prevent violence on campus. These resource cards were made available in the last school year at Hillsborough's middle and high schools.
  15. Hillsborough County Commissioner Michael Owen is proposing expanding the county commission to nine, single-member district seats. Voters would need to approve the charter change.
  16. A man moves through gulf water flowing through a broken section of Pine Island Road on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Matlacha, Fla. following Hurricane Ian.
  17. Sacramento County public information officer Kim Nava speaks to the media at Sacramento Executive Airport on Monday, June 5, 2023, after about a group of 20 migrants were flown to the airport earlier in the day. The migrants were transported to a religious facility in the area.
  18. Honduran migrants walk along the U.S. side of the Rio Grande and past an emptied-out migrant camp after crossing over from Mexico on May 13, 2023, to El Paso, Texas.
  19. Three parents who sought an injunction against Florida's rules barring treatment for children with gender dysphoria were granted it by a judge on Tuesday.
  20. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar is photographed on Tuesday, October 5, 2022, at the sheriff’s office while leading a team in a criminal investigation regarding the Martha’s Vineyard flights.

So often approached by labor hunters and a stealth network of transporters who promises transportation, jobs, and a better life in America's so-called "Sanctuary Cities," decisions to leave or stay become challenging and sometimes illusionary.
  21. The offices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento are seen in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 5, 2023. Sixteen migrants from Venezuela and Colombia were brought to the diocese's offices on Friday, June 2, 2023, after being flown from Texas to Sacramento.
  22. California Attorney General Rob Bonta, shown in a file photo, said the state of Florida appears to have arranged for a group of South American migrants to be dropped off outside a Sacramento church.
  23. Flood waters surround storm-damaged homes on Aug. 31, 2021, in Lafourche Parish, La., as residents try to recover from the effects of Hurricane Ida. Louisiana and nine other states filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday, June 1, 2023, to block sharp impending national flood insurance rate increases slated to be phased in over the coming years.
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