Special Session: Lawmakers look to clean up law that Martha’s Vineyard flights may have violated

A high-profile stunt flying migrants from Texas to Massachusetts may have broken Florida law. But legislation under consideration in a Special Session this week could change statute before any violation is addressed.

A bill on the “Transportation of Inspected Unauthorized Aliens” (HB 5) would change the budget authority used when Gov. Ron DeSantis flew dozens of Venezuelan refugees to Martha’s Vineyard.

The Florida Legislature last year approved an immigration crackdown law granting the Governor greater ability to respond to migrants illegally entering the U.S. arriving in Florida. That included the budget authority to transport migrants to other states, which was used

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