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Attorneys for 30 migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard call for criminal investigation


From WWW.WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM

A group representing 30 of the migrants who were flown to Martha’s Vineyard are demanding criminal investigations by the federal government and the state of Massachusetts.

Lawyers for Civil Rights, who are representing some of the migrants, sent letters to the U. S. attorney for Massachusetts and the attorney general of Massachusetts asking them “to formally open criminal investigations into the political stunt that brought two planeloads of im migrants to Martha’s Vineyard earlier this week,” per a statement on their website.

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In the letter to U. S. Attorney Rachael Rollins, the group alleges there were “civil rights violations” with the way the migrants were transported.

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“Once the planes landed, those who had induced our clients to travel under these false pretenses disappeared, leaving our clients to learn that the offers of assistance had all been a ruse to exploit them for political purposes. This conduct deprived our clients of their liberty by deception. It interfered with their ability to comply with federal immigration obligations, such as attendance at hearings and check-ins. The perpetrators targeted our clients based on race and national origin in order to make the political point they wanted,” the group said in the letter…. (Read more)

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