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In text messages, coordinators of Ron DeSantis’ migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard reveled in plotting surprise political stunt

The records come three months after the administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis unceremoniously stranded migrants in Martha’s Vineyard.

Immigration

Details emerge about mystery woman who led migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

After promising the Venezuelan migrants free passage to Boston, jobs, and refuge, the woman they knew as “Perla” disappeared. Now, the San Antonio sheriff’s office appears to have identified her — and they're on her trail.

Immigration

Mass. delegation requests expedited financial aid to local nonprofits that aid migrants

The letter, spearheaded by Senator Elizabeth Warren and signed by every member of the state’s all-Democratic delegation except for Representative Richard Neal, was addressed to the heads of the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.

Immigration

Texas sheriff opens criminal probe into relocation of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Monday that his office will look into whether the migrants were “lured ... under false pretenses” from a Migrant Resource Center in San Antonio and brought to Martha’s Vineyard, “where they were unceremoniously stranded.”

Immigration

What we know about Perla, the woman at the center of the transfer of migrants from Texas to Florida to Martha’s Vineyard

Questions continue to swirl about a woman who identified herself as "Perla” and recruited migrants for a flight last week that took them from Texas to Florida to Martha’s Vineyard, where they were cared for until a temporary shelter could be opened at a Cape Cod military base.

Immigration

Plane towing a banner reading ‘Vineyard Hypocrites’ circles Martha’s Vineyard

A small plane towing a banner that read “Vineyard Hypocrites!” circled Martha’s Vineyard Monday morning for at least an hour, angering residents who turned out in droves after the unexpected arrival last week of nearly 50 migrants sent by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Politics

Baker says ‘screwed-up’ US immigration system needs fixing, after migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard

“Obviously, sending people all over the country, many of whom have no idea why they’re being sent, where they’re going, is no solution to the very screwed up immigration system we have in the US,” Baker said at a press conference related to the MBTA on Sunday.

Massachusetts

Civil rights lawyers ask Healey, Rollins to open criminal investigation into migrants’ plight

Venezuelan migrants whose surprise journey to Martha’s Vineyard unwittingly thrust them into the nation’s divisive immigration debate met Saturday with pro bono attorneys at their temporary quarters on Cape Cod as a prominent civil rights group asked Massachusetts prosecutors to launch criminal investigations.