Punishment. That is at least part of what the immigration SNAFU is about.
There are many counties in the DC metro area. A bunch of illegals were just dumped in Prince William County, a rural (becoming suburbanized) Right-leaning, anti-immigration county.
Do you remember when they closed a lot of car dealers, and we discovered the Republican donors were the ones shut, while most Dem donor dealerships were allowed to remain open?
The definition of WRoL and Tyranny. Who you know, not what you know...
That is part of what is happening.
Here's a piece that skims the surface, but doesn't connect the dots.