The political stunt from the right that involves tricking and kidnapping migrants awaiting asylum hearings and trafficking them for points with the racist MAGA crowds continues, but a group of immigration attorneys at Lawyers for Civil Rights may finally be able to hold those responsible for this cruelty accountable.
BREAKING: Migrants flown to Massachusetts file class action lawsuit against DeSantis and other Florida officials in federal court pic.twitter.com/Rp5xgAWOKp
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 20, 2022
The organization has filed a class action lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and others involved in fraudulently inducing migrant families onto a plane bound for Martha’s Vineyard they were told was going to Boston, with housing and work visas awaiting their landing. After pretending they were there to help, the named individuals shipped human beings off to an unfamiliar place and dropped them off miles from help, forcing migrants to walk carrying their children with no sense of where they even were.
According to one local CBS affiliate in Boston:
‘Lawyers for Civil Rights announced Tuesday that its federal civil rights class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of a class of affected immigrants, including the dozens flown to Martha’s Vineyard, and Alianza Americas, a network of migrant-led organizations supporting immigrants across the United States. According to Lawyers for Civil Rights, the group of migrants in San Antonio were targeted and induced to board airplanes and cross state lines under false pretenses.’
In addition to the lawsuit, a criminal investigation into the practice was announced by one local sheriff, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, in Texas, where DeSantis and others responsible found the migrants they chose to exploit.
Twitter was in full support of a lawsuit to fight back against the cruelty of the practice and made their voices heard about it. Read some of their comments below: