‘Authoritarian’: politicians, advocates react to FL’s transport of migrants to Mass.

Gov. Ron DeSantis defended his decision to ship asylum seekers to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., during a news conference on Sept. 15, 2022. Source: Screenshot/DeSantis Facebook

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Gov. Ron DeSantis took his bows Thursday for airlifting some 50 asylum seekers to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts the day before.

The move triggered a furious response from Florida Democrats, immigrant advocacy groups, and members of Florida’s Hispanic community, some of whom saw the move as authoritarian and even equated it with human trafficking.

But that reaction was the intention, the governor signaled during a news conference addressing an related topic

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