Orders from the Florida Governor allowed illegal immigrants to fly to Massachusetts. Ron DeSantis sued Governor Scott on Sept. 20 alleging that they were victims of a fraudulent scheme.
According to the lawsuit, Florida officials conspired with others to search for immigrants. They pretended to offer humanitarian assistance outside of a Texas shelter and in other areas.
“To gain the Plaintiffs’ trust, and to induce unwitting cooperation with Defendants’ scheme, the Doe Defendants provided items such as $10 McDonalds gift certificates to class members suffering from chronic food insecurity. After luring Plaintiffs by exploiting their most basic needs, the Doe Defendants then made false promises and false representations that if Plaintiffs and class members were willing to board airplanes to other states, they would receive employment, housing, educational opportunities, and other like assistance upon their arrival,” the 35-page suit, filed in federal court in Massachusetts, states.
The illegal immigrants were not identified and given hotel rooms at no cost. They were told they’d be flown to Boston or Washington, D.C., but were instead transported to Martha’s Vineyard, an island in Massachusetts.
The officials who transported them “disappeared and did not…