(DCWatchdog.com) – In a stunning twist of events surrounding the Florida Governor Ron DeSantis/Matha’s Vineyard saga, several of the illegal immigrants who were flown to Martha’s Vineyard from Texas by DeSantis have filed a class action lawsuit against DeSantis alleging he violated their Fourth and 14th Amendment rights and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
As The Hill recounts in “Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard file class-action suit against DeSantis”:
“The suit provides a detailed account of how the migrants came to board the two planes allegedly under false pretenses, arguing the relocations violated their Fourth and 14th Amendment rights and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
“‘These immigrants, who are pursuing the proper channels for lawful immigration status in the United States, experienced cruelty akin to what they fled in their home country,’ the suit alleges.
“‘Defendants manipulated them, stripped them of their dignity, deprived them of their liberty, bodily autonomy, due process and equal protection under law, and impermissibly interfered with the Federal Government’s exclusive control over immigration in furtherance of an unlawful goal and a personal political agenda,’ it continues.”
Just hours after the suit was filed, DeSantis’ office fired back:
“‘It is opportunistic that activists would use illegal immigrants for political theater,’ DeSantis Communications Director Taryn Feske said in a statement.
“‘If these activists spent even a fraction of this time and effort at the border, perhaps some accountability would be brought to the Biden Administration’s reckless border policies that entice illegal immigrants to make dangerous and often lethal journeys through Central America and put their lives in the hands of cartels and Coyotes,’ Feske continued.”
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— The Hill (@thehill) September 21, 2022