DeSantis sued by migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard

Reporter: Emma Heaton
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Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is being sued by migrants after he sent them to Martha’s Vineyard.

DeSantis took credit for flying them up to coastal Massachusetts, saying he actually did them a favor.

The answer to the question of whether DeSantis broke the law depends on what side of the aisle you are on.

Republicans believe DeSantis did not break the law, while Democrats say he did.

The 25-page lawsuit accuses DeSantis of carrying out a “premeditated, fraudulent and illegal scheme.”

“When Biden is flying these people all over the fruited plain in the middle of the night, I didn’t hear a peep out of those people. OK, I didn’t hear a peep,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis has also threatened to send people who have crossed the border illegally to Delaware, President Joe Biden’s home state.

“Politically, it is a circus,” said Daniel Funes, owner of the Funes Law Group.

Funes is an immigration lawyer.

The migrants were promised food, shelter and work upon landing in either D.C. or Boston.

But they didn’t receive that, Funes said.

“In my point of view, it’s not legal,” Funes said. “In my point of view, it is fraud and inducement you’re telling them that you should expect these results. And then, you know, they pull the blanket from over them.”

He pointed out a section of the lawsuit that stated the people working for DeSantis were “trolling the streets outside the Texas migrant shelter pretending to be good Samaritans offering humanitarian assistance.”

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