The Venezuelan illegal aliens flown to Martha’s Vineyard last week filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Florida officials.
“The migrants allege in the complaint that they were given misleading information promising cash assistance, employment services and housing assistance, which they called ‘bold-faced lies,'” according to Axios.
So, let’s get this straight.
The migrants didn’t file a lawsuit against the super-rich elitists who deported them off their exclusive island via the National Guard.
Instead, they decide to sue Gov. DeSantis.
We really live in upside down world!
Martha's Vineyard residents cheer as illegal immigrants are led to a bus to a military facility pic.twitter.com/0iLDln2Pmn
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 17, 2022
And just like that! The illegals who broke American laws, signed papers agreeing to fly to Martha’s Vineyard are filing a lawsuit against Ron DeSantis. You can’t make this backwards crap up.
How are they affording lawyers if they are fleeing communism?
— Kambree (@KamVTV) September 20, 2022
Leftists are showing their hypocrisy more than ever!
They have zero complaints when millions of illegal aliens pour across the southern border.
Yet, they go into a frenzy when 50 migrants come to their luxurious neighborhood.
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) September 20, 2022
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
UPDATE: In response to the class action lawsuit, DeSantis has released the "consent forms" allegedly signed by the migrants.
But the lawsuit alleges DeSantis and his accomplices went to extraordinary lengths to coerce migrants into signing these forms
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 21, 2022
In their lawsuit with far-left organizers, the illegal migrants claim the trip to Martha’s Vineyard was similar to the treatment they received by the Marxist authoritarian Maduro in Venezuela!
That’s downright hilarious!
- The nearly 50 migrants, mostly Venezuelan, said they were told they were headed to Boston and Washington, D.C., according to the complaint.
- They allege Florida officials “manufactured” an “official-looking brochure” using language from the Massachusetts Refugee Resettlement Program in order to “buttress their false oral representations … in furtherance of the conspiracy.”
- They escaped a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela only for DeSantis to use them as “pawns in a political stunt,” the complaint states.
- The migrants, who are being represented by Boston-based Lawyers for Civil Rights, say they “suffered economic, emotional, and constitutional harms” that amount to a minimum of $75,000. They’re also asking the federal court to block DeSantis from repeating his actions.
What else they’re saying: The complaint argues that the Florida officials’ conduct discriminates “on the basis of alienage” and deprives them of the equal protection of laws under the 14th Amendment.
- Florida officials have “intentionally targeted only individuals who are non-white and born outside the United States,” they allege.
- “Defendants’ actions not only offend all notions of fairness, but they also stripped Plaintiffs of their basic human dignity, in violation of due process.”
More details from The Miami Herald:
The suit, filed in federal court in Massachusetts, alleges that DeSantis, Florida’s Transportation Department secretary and others tricked migrants into leaving Texas by offering them McDonald’s gift cards and other items to board the flights, and by promising them assistance and employment. The plaintiffs include three anonymous Venezuelan migrants and Alianza Americas, a transnational organization that advocates on behalf of immigrants rights.
The lawsuit names five other people as defendants for allegedly participating in the scheme. Two defendants, identified by migrants as “Perla” and “Emanuel,” are believed by attorneys to have been the people recruiting migrants in San Antonio to board the planes.
“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 alleges.