A Texas sheriff on Monday opened a criminal investigation into flights of migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, an act that was claimed by Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis. The 48 Venezuelans had been put on private planes from San Antonio last week.
The White House has since called the move a political stunt.
Migrants ‘lured under false pretenses’
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, who is an elected Democrat, said at a news conference on Monday that the migrants were “lured under false pretenses” on the streets of San Antonio, in order to be “stranded unceremoniously in Martha’s Vineyard,” a wealthy vacation island, “for nothing other than a photo op.”
According to him, investigators so far had only spoken to attorneys representing a number of the Venezuelans….