Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar is investigating the circumstances surrounding the governor of Florida's decision to fly migrants from San Antonio to Martha's Vineyard. Salazar said his office opened an investigation to determine whether the migrants from Venezuela were victims of a crime. Salazar said the migrants were "lured" from a migrant resource center in San Antonio, flown to Florida, and ultimately to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis chartered two planes to transport the migrants last week as part of broader efforts by Republicans to bus migrants to Democrat-run cities.
The Florida Governor's office was quick to respond. "Immigrants have been more than willing to leave Bexar County after being abandoned, homeless and left to fend for themselves," said Governor Ron DeSantis' Communication Director Taryn Fenske. "Florida gave them opportunity to seek greener pastures in a sanctuary jurisdiction that offered greater resources for them, as we expected."
"Unless the MA national guard has abandoned these individuals, they have been provided accommodations, sustenance, clothing and more options to succeed following their unfair enticement into the United States, unlike the 53 immigrants who died in a truck found abandoned in Bexar County this June," said Fenske. "