Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard Investigation

An investigation has opened into the transportation of 48 Venezuelan migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. At a news conference held yesterday, Bexar County Sheriff, Javier Salazar, reported his understanding was that a Venezuelan migrant was paid a “bird dog fee” to recruit 50 migrants from a resource center in San Antonio. He believes not only county laws were broken but federal laws as well. He argued that the migrants were flown to Florida and later transported to Martha’s Vineyard under “false pretenses.” He revealed the migrants were sent for a photo-op and stranded. Salazar believes they were “exploited and hoodwinked” into making the trip for political posturing. He also stated the allegations he’s heard so far are “disgusting and a violation of human rights.”