Asylum seekers sue Gov. DeSantis, others, over their airlift to Martha’s Vineyard

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Three of the roughly 50 Venezuelan asylum seekers airlifted by the DeSantis administration from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard last week have filed a federal class action alleging illegal seizure, false arrest, violation of due process, and other federal offenses.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, names Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida Transportation Secretary Jared Perdue, the state, the transportation agency, and up to five as-yet unidentified participants in the airlift, identified as “Doe” defendants.

In a 35-page complaint, the Alianza Americas and three unnamed migrants noted

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