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Texas sheriff opens investigation into transport of Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Winery

BEXAR COUNTY, TX – The Bexar County, Texas Sheriff introduced Monday afternoon that he’s launching a legal investigation into the transport of 48 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Winery final week.

Sheriff Javier Salazar says on Wednesday, September 14, in San Antonio, a Venezuelan migrant was paid a “fowl canine charge to recruit roughly 50 migrants type an space round a migrant useful resource heart.”

Salazar says to his understanding the migrants have been “lured beneath false pretenses” into staying at a resort for a couple of days, then shuttled to an airplane, then flown to Florida and finally to Martha’s Winery “beneath false pretenses.”

The migrants have been promised work and different options to their issues, he stated in a information convention, including that the migrants have been transported to Martha’s Winery for a “video op.”

The primary level of contact and supply of knowledge in opening this investigation, Salazar stated, has been Massachusetts immigration legal professional Rachel Self.

Self tells WBZ she has been at Joint Base Cape Cod all day Monday working with the migrants, lots of whom she represents.

Sheriff Salazar is a Democrat, elected into his place in Texas in 2016. In a information convention, he known as the transport of those migrants at “finest, a tragedy, and at worst, a criminal offense.” He instructed reporters he’s open to working with different investigative businesses. A part of the following step can be getting firsthand accounts from migrants.

Salazar instructed reporters the migrants have been within the U.S. legally on the time they have been taken, probably fleeing for concern of persecution in Venezuela and in search of asylum within the U.S. “If you end up taking part in with human lives…that does are inclined to hassle me fairly a bit,” he stated.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has taken credit score for the non-public airplane to the Winery, however the Bexar County Sheriff says he is not naming any suspects but.

In an announcement, DeSantis stated: “Immigrants have been greater than prepared to depart Bexar County after being deserted, homeless, and ‘left to fend for themselves.’ Florida gave them a chance to hunt greener pastures in a sanctuary jurisdiction that provided larger sources for them, as we anticipated. Until the MA nationwide guard has deserted these people, they’ve been supplied lodging, sustenance, clothes and extra choices to succeed following their unfair enticement into the US, not like the 53 immigrants who died in a truck discovered deserted in Bexar County this June.” 



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