September 20, 2022

Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard sue Gov. DeSantis in federal court

Nick Papantonis writes:

"A lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis filed in federal court Tuesday claims he violated the rights of the migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard last week.


And there are additional concerns...Policy analysts are also coming out against Florida’s program as records show the state is sending another $900,000 to the same charter flight company for an expected second round of flights.

'$12 million is a lot of money,' Alexis Tsoukalas with the Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added] said. 'There’s so many other things that didn’t pass this season that would have really benefited Floridians.'

Tsoukalas [emphasis added] adds the government failed to pass bills cracking down on wage theft or rising college costs that could’ve been paid for with the money.

She also said the pool of money was created without much transparency, appearing in an early draft budget as a much smaller amount before falling off most lawmakers’ radars."

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