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Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard say they were misled in lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis
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Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard say they were misled in lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis

A group of Venezuelan migrants on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in federal court against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Florida officials who took credit for flying them to Martha's Vineyard, alleging that they were lured onto flights through gifts and false offers of jobs and services.Three migrants from Venezuela represented by civil rights attorneys in Massachusetts accused DeSantis of violating several federal laws and the U.S. Constitution, asking the federal district court in Boston to prohibit Florida from "inducing immigrants to travel across state lines by fraud and misrepresentation."The Venezuelan asylum-seekers also asked the court to award them and the several dozen other migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard last week monetary compensation for the emotional trauma the...
GOP governors continue sending migrants, including babies, to Democratic states
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GOP governors continue sending migrants, including babies, to Democratic states

Republican governors this week continued ramping up the controversial practice of sending migrants to Democratic states in a move critics are calling a political stunt. Arriving by bus and plane in Sacramento, California, dozens of migrant families, including children, were dropped off without any direction or assistance. Aid workers said some migrants who walked from a Sacramento airport looking for shelter ended up sleeping in a park. "Using people as political pawns to make a political point is wrong, and this is really an immoral thing for whoever is doing it to be doing," Autumn Gonzalez, a volunteer with the nonprofit group NorCal Resist, told CBS News. New York City's shelters are also at the breaking point. Mayor Eric Adams said the ci...
GOP Govs. Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott send migrants to Martha’s Vineyard and vice president’s residence
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GOP Govs. Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott send migrants to Martha’s Vineyard and vice president’s residence

Republican governors this week escalated their efforts to transport migrants released from federal border custody to Democratic-led jurisdictions, sending groups of Latin American asylum-seekers to Martha's Vineyard and a busy street near Vice President Kamala Harris' residence in Washington, D.C.On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, took credit for flying roughly 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha's Vineyard, an island off the Massachusetts coast, without alerting local officials. On Thursday morning, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott boasted about busing another group of migrants to a street near the Naval Observatory, which houses the vice president's official residence.The state actions this week are part of a broader campaign by three Republican governors to rebuke the Bid...
Florida’s DeSantis flies dozens of “illegal immigrants” to Martha’s Vineyard, escalating tactic against “sanctuary destinations”
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Florida’s DeSantis flies dozens of “illegal immigrants” to Martha’s Vineyard, escalating tactic against “sanctuary destinations”

Tallahassee, Florida — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, escalating a tactic by Republican governors to draw attention to what they consider to be the Biden administration's failed border policies. Flights to the upscale island enclave in Massachusetts were part of an effort to "transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations," said Taryn Fenske, DeSantis' communications director. While DeSantis' office didn't elaborate on their legal status, many migrants who cross the border illegally from Mexico are temporarily shielded from deportation after being freed by U.S. authorities to pursue asylum in immigration courts — as allowed under U.S law and international treaty — or released on humanitarian parole. Terry MacCo...