Migrants Sue Florida Governor Over Martha’s Vineyard Flights

BOSTON (AP) — Venezuelan migrants flown from San Antonio to the island of Martha’s Vineyard have sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his transportation secretary for engaging in a “fraudulent and discriminatory scheme” to relocate them.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Boston. It alleges that migrants were falsely told they were going to Boston or Washington and were induced with $10 McDonald’s gift certificates.

DeSantis’ office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

On Monday, the sheriff of Bexar County, Texas, which includes San Antonio, opened an investigation into the flights but didn’t say what laws may have been broken.


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