DeSantis sued in Florida for sending immigrants to Massachusetts

O governador reeleito da Flórida, Ron DeSantisO governador reeleito da Flórida, Ron DeSantis

Re-elected Florida Governor Ron DeSantis| Photo: EFE/Giorgio Viera

380Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was sued in state court for sending Venezuelan immigrants from Texas to an island in Massachusetts, where it is already facing a lawsuit for the same reason.380

The Southern Poverty Law Center and immigrant advocacy organizations such as the Florida Immigration Coalition reported that a lawsuit was filed in federal courts in Miami on Thursday (1) against Florida Governor and Transportation Secretary Jared W. Perdue.380

The whistleblowers claim that the relocation of immigrants from Florida, endowed with US$ 12 million and by which almost 50 migrants, mostly Venezuelans, were transferred from San Antonio (Texas) to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, in September however, is unconstitutional.380

Florida is “usurping the exclusive role of the federal government in regulating and enforcing immigration law,” they claim. “The Constitution is clear: The sole and exclusive power to regulate immigration policy rests with the federal government, not the states,” Paul Chavez, senior supervising attorney for the Immigrant Justice Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, said in a statement. 11181533

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