Migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard speak out; DeSantis takes credit - USA TODAY

Migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard speak out; DeSantis takes credit - USA TODAY

Sep 17, 2022 1 min, 24 secs

After dozens of migrants arrived in Martha's Vineyard near Cape Cod, some described grueling journeys to the U.S.

Muños is among a group of migrants, mostly from Venezuela, who arrived unexpectedly in Martha's Vineyard after DeSantis chartered two flights.

DeSantis flew 50 migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard.

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Meanwhile, the Biden administration said it is "surging resources" to El Paso, Texas' sixth-largest city, where homeless shelters are overwhelmed and migrants — with nowhere else to go — are sleeping in the streets.

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The migrants were falsely told jobs and housing would be waiting for them when they arrived in Martha's Vineyard, advocates and immigration attorneys said.

Domingo Garcia, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, a Washington-based civil rights group, said the migrants were given red folders with fake documents promising jobs and housing.

Many migrants arrived on the island with mandatory appointments with ICE "all across the country from Washington to Florida," some as early as Monday, according to Rachel Self, an immigration attorney who lives on Martha’s Vineyard.

Self said the migrants were set up to fail. .

As President Joe Biden decried the decision to fly the migrants to Martha's Vineyard, DeSantis said, "It's only when you have 50 illegal aliens end up in very wealthy, rich enclave that (Biden) decides to scramble on this."

Since April, Texas has bused about 8,000 migrants to Washington, including sending more than 100 on Thursday to Vice President Kamala Harris's home

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