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
Talk about ungrateful to be here! Although you have to hand it to these three Venezuelan immigrants, they sure took to the American habit of litigation real fast! They filed a class action lawsuit on Tuesday against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and other members of the Florida state government over their flight to Martha’s Vineyard, MA. The migrants were allegedly enticed by people, “pretending to be good Samaritans offering humanitarian assistance,” the lawsuit claims.
Alianza Americas (a not-for-profit immigration corporation), Yanet Doe, Pablo Doe, and Jesus Doe claim the Venezuelan immigrants also claim the defendants exploited them, “for the sole purpose of advancing their own personal, financial, and political interests,” according to the suit filed in the U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts.
The LEFT is going after De Santis with a fury and a lot of money!https://t.co/j1gApUWMMP— Paul Phillips (@carolinastreet) September 21, 2022
The lawsuit also alleges violations of the U.S. Constitution and other laws, according to CBS News.
“These immigrants, who are pursuing the proper channels for lawful immigration status in the United States, experienced cruelty akin to what they fled in their home country,” the lawsuit said. “Defendants manipulated them, stripped them of their dignity, deprived them of their liberty, bodily autonomy, due process, and equal protection under law, and impermissibly interfered with the Federal Government’s exclusive control over immigration in furtherance of an unlawful goal and a personal political agenda.”
Attorneys are pushing to include “all immigrants who have been, or will in the future be, induced by Defendants to travel across state lines by fraud and misrepresentation.”