The White House said Tuesday it is “coordinating closely” with state and local officials in Delaware to prepare for the possible arrival of a plane from Texas carrying migrants.
The potential flight to Delaware comes less than a week after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took credit for organizing two previous flights from Texas carrying mostly Venezuelan asylum-seekers to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
What they’re saying: A spokesperson for Delaware Gov. John Carney (D) said the state’s emergency management agency and health and social services department were preparing with community organizations ahead of the possible flight “to make sure that migrants who arrive here have the support that they need.”
“We are coordinating with Federal officials and are prepared to welcome these families in an orderly manner as they pursue their asylum claims,” Emily David Hershman, Carney’s director of communications, said in a statement Tuesday. The Biden administration has “received word of the flights,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a briefing on Tuesday. “We are coordinating closely with state officials and local service providers who are prepared to welcome these families in an orderly manner as they pursue their asylum claims.”