Lawyers for Martha’s Vineyard Migrants in Sacramento

Immigrant Rights

Martha’s Vineyard Migrants Respond to Recent Flights to Sacramento

Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) learned that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — the key defendant in our federal class action lawsuit on behalf of migrants duped into flying to Martha’s Vineyard last Fall — has apparently struck again.

Media are reporting that migrants from Colombia and Venezuela were flown from New Mexico to Sacramento, California, in flights that appear to have been funded by the State of Florida.  

As was the case in Martha’s Vineyard, no social service agencies were given advance notice; the migrants were simply abandoned outside a church in Sacramento.

To help support the Sacramento migrants, in rapid-response fashion, Lawyers for Civil Rights immediately deployed and mobilized our attorneys.

We are now on the ground in Sacramento.  

We are investigating this latest incident, to determine whether — like our Martha’s Vineyard clients — these most recent migrants were lied to and deceived in order to induce them to travel.  

We are offering legal assistance to community allies in California who are assisting the migrants, sharing lessons we learned from community-based efforts on Martha’s Vineyard. We stand united with community leaders and allies in California in decrying the shameful practice of using vulnerable people as political pawns.

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