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Migrants in San Antonio lured onto Massachusetts flights with false promises of housing and jobs

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration orchestrated the private flights to Martha’s Vineyard, offering work and free rent. Advocates plan to pursue legal ramifications for those involved.

San Antonio migrant resource center located at 7000 San Pedro Avenue. Migrants visiting the center to receive resources and help getting to their final destination.
San Antonio migrant resource center located at 7000 San Pedro Avenue. Migrants visiting the center to receive resources and help getting to their final destination.
Eduardo Linares's backpack is in the back of a pickup truck at the City of San Antonio Migrant Resource Center on Sept. 16, 2022.
San Antonio migrant resource center located at 7000 San Pedro Avenue. Migrants visiting the center to receive resources and help getting to their final destination.

The next frontier  

Martha's Vineyard, MA - 9/16/2022 Venezuelan migrants and volunteers celebrate together outside of St. Andrew's Parish House in Martha’s Vineyard on Sept. 16, 2022. Two planes of migrants from Venezuela arrived suddenly two days prior causing the local community to mobilize and create a makeshift shelter at the church. (Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe)

Challenges and conspiracy

Some of the roughly 50 Venezuelan migrants flown unannounced to Martha’s Vineyard island aboard the ferry Friday bound for temporary housing on Cape Cod. (Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe)
Woods Hole-09/16/22 A bus carrying Venezuelan migrants from Marthas Vineyard arrives off a freight ferry in Wood Hole Friday morning. . John Tlumacki/Globe Staff (metro)

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