Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Class Action: Migrants Say Florida Governor DeSantis "Stranded" Them On Martha's Vineyard
The lawsuit comes after the sheriff of Bexar County, Texas, which includes San Antonio, opened an investigation into whether DeSantis violated federal or state criminal statutes.
The migrants are represented by Oren Sellstrom, Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Jacob Love and Mirian Albert of Lawyers for Civil Rights.
The case is Alianza Americas et al. v. DeSantis et al., case number 1:22-cv-11550, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Here is the Complaint.
Responding to the controversy over the transfer of migrants to his state, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker urged Congress to overhaul a "very screwed up" system. "It's not a secret to anyone that our immigration system is broken and it's not a secret that the border is also broken because our immigration system is broken and states can't fix it," Baker said .