DeSantis used a former spy to recruit Venezuelan asylum seekers in Texas to Martha’s Vineyard

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DeSantis used a former spy to recruit Venezuelan asylum seekers in Texas to Martha's Vineyard
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A former spy with the US Army Counterintelligence Unit has been revealed as the person behind the plot to transport migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard.

Perla Huerta served as a doctor in Iraq and Afghanistan and has been identified as the woman who carried out Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ plan.

Several migrants told The New York Times that it was Huerta, 43, who approached them in San Antonio and offered to board a plane to the affluent area of ​​Martha’s Vineyard.

The state of Florida, under DeSantis, paid for two migrant flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in September.

DeSantis is the latest GOP governor, frustrated with the federal government’s response to policing the southern border, to ferry migrants to Democratic towns.

He defended the move as a way to make immigration a “priority issue” ahead of midterm elections in November.

Critics questioned the legality, and his Democratic gubernatorial opponent said it represented a new low level of insight. Lawyers for the migrants have called for a criminal investigation into DeSantis, accusing him of “falsely promising them jobs and immigration assistance.”

He is accused of “preying” on migrants, with DeSantis claiming the migrants knew where they were going after signing waivers.

Online records show Huerta is based in Tampa, Florida. According to the Times, she was sent to Texas in order to convince migrants to head north.

The State Of Florida, Under Governor Ron Desantis, Paid For Two Migrant Flights From Texas To Martha's Vineyard In September

The State of Florida, under Governor Ron DeSantis, paid for two migrant flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in September

Several Migrants Told The New York Times That It Was Former Spy Perla Huerta, 43, Who Approached Them In San Antonio And Convinced Them To Board Planes For Martha's Vineyard.

Several Migrants Told The New York Times That It Was Former Spy Perla Huerta, 43, Who Approached Them In San Antonio And Convinced Them To Board Planes For Martha's Vineyard.

Several migrants told The New York Times that it was former spy Perla Huerta, 43, who approached them in San Antonio and convinced them to board planes for Martha’s Vineyard.

Texas Sheriff Javier Salazar (Pictured) Of Bexar County, Which Includes San Antonio, Is Leading The Investigation Into How The Migrants Were Rounded Up And Sent To Martha's Vineyard

Texas Sheriff Javier Salazar (Pictured) Of Bexar County, Which Includes San Antonio, Is Leading The Investigation Into How The Migrants Were Rounded Up And Sent To Martha's Vineyard

Texas Sheriff Javier Salazar (pictured) of Bexar County, which includes San Antonio, is leading the investigation into how the migrants were rounded up and sent to Martha’s Vineyard

These records show that Huerta has relatives who live in San Antonio. She is a divorced mother and lived for a time in Niceville, Florida.

A previous report by New York Magazine described Perla as wearing “cowboy boots” and having “highlights in her hair”. She is also described as speaking both Spanish and English.

The plane that flew the Venezuelan asylum seekers to Massachusetts was provided by charter company Vertol Systems, which has ties to DeSantis, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The state paid the company more than $1.56 million for the flights.

Vertol typically trains pilots for the military, but he is well known to Larry Keefe, the DeSantis public safety czar in charge of the governor’s anti-immigration programs, because he represented them in a dozen lawsuits before working for the state.

Vertol was also once represented by another DeSantis ally — Congressman Matt Gaetz, according to court records reviewed by The Times.

Desantis Previously Flew 50 Migrants To Martha's Vineyard On The Same Plane Last Week, Sparking An Escalation In The War On Immigration

Desantis Previously Flew 50 Migrants To Martha's Vineyard On The Same Plane Last Week, Sparking An Escalation In The War On Immigration

DeSantis previously flew 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on the same plane last week, sparking an escalation in the war on immigration

When speaking to Migrants, the former spy was only called “Perla”.

Huerta’s activities, as well as the operation as a whole, are under investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in Texas.

In September, Sheriff Javier Salazar told the media: “We understand that a Venezuelan migrant received what we call a ‘bird dog fee’ for recruiting approximately 50 migrants in the area around a center of migrant resources in San Pedro here in San Antonio.’

This Venezuelan migrant confirmed having worked with Huerta, reports the Times.

Several migrants allegedly took photos of Huerta as she recruited them in Texas. This is according to Rachel Self, a lawyer representing migrants.

Self said those photos helped identify Huerta, using them to match with other online photos of the veteran.

As of this writing, Huerta’s social media pages have been taken down.

The sheriff went on to say that the migrants had been promised work and the “solution to many of their problems”.

Last September, The Washington Post reported that a “smiling blonde-haired woman wearing a cowboy hat” named Perla approached migrants in San Antonio and promised she could help them.

At that time, the Post said Huerta was driving a rental SUV and was able to promise migrants, many of whom were sleeping rough, food, jobs and transportation.

The Article Says Several Migrants Took Photos Of Huerta As She Recruited Them In Texas.  This Is According To Rachel Self, A Lawyer Representing Migrants

The Article Says Several Migrants Took Photos Of Huerta As She Recruited Them In Texas.  This Is According To Rachel Self, A Lawyer Representing Migrants

The article says several migrants took photos of Huerta as she recruited them in Texas. This is according to Rachel Self, a lawyer representing migrants

In San Antonio, Perla Huerta Drove A Rental Suv And Was Able To Promise Migrants, Many Of Whom Were Sleeping Rough, Food, Jobs And Transportation.

In San Antonio, Perla Huerta Drove A Rental Suv And Was Able To Promise Migrants, Many Of Whom Were Sleeping Rough, Food, Jobs And Transportation.

In San Antonio, Perla Huerta drove a rental SUV and was able to promise migrants, many of whom were sleeping rough, food, jobs and transportation.

The San Antonio report said in September that the League of United Latin American Citizens was offering $5,000 for information on Huerta.

According to the outlet, a 34-year-old Venezuelan migrant said Huerta had promised to help him get to a “sanctuary state”.

In addition to jobs, the migrants said a 7-year-old girl was promised a place in school, while others were promised English lessons and a lawyer.

After a migrant who arrived at Martha’s Vineyard texted Huerta asking why they had been sent there, when the help they had been promised was not available, she replied, “I am Sorry for the confusion. I saw that they sent you doctors and lawyers.

He also told the report that Huerta was regularly accompanied by a Venezuelan migrant whom he did not know.

The report later named this man Emmanuel. He told the website: “Perla informed me that in these sanctuary states, the state has the benefits of helping migrants. I just mediated because I like helping people.

Emmanuel said Perla had no role in organizing the flights and was simply responsible for filling the planes.

A woman named “Perla” was also named in a lawsuit filed in Massachusetts on September 20.

At the time the lawsuit was filed, Huerta was only known by her first name.

11230851 Special Delivery For Joe?  Desantis' Plane He Used To Send 50 Migrants To Martha's Vineyard Is Currently Heading For Biden's Rehoboth Beach House - As The Democratic Sheriff Threatens The Florida Government.  With Charges Of Criminal Kidnapping

11230851 Special Delivery For Joe?  Desantis' Plane He Used To Send 50 Migrants To Martha's Vineyard Is Currently Heading For Biden's Rehoboth Beach House - As The Democratic Sheriff Threatens The Florida Government.  With Charges Of Criminal Kidnapping

11230851 Special delivery for Joe? DeSantis’ plane he used to send 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard is currently heading for Biden’s Rehoboth beach house – as the Democratic sheriff threatens the Florida government. with charges of criminal kidnapping

The September plot was undertaken by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis without the knowledge of his Lone Star State counterpart, the Times said in its report.

Abbott, another Republican, hasn’t publicly criticized DeSantis’ actions — which usurped his own efforts to move migrants to northern states — but his office was reportedly told what the Florida governor was doing.

Texas, for its part, has bussed thousands of migrants who have crossed from Mexico to New York, Washington DC and Chicago in recent months.

Florida has allocated $12 million to transport unauthorized migrants out of its own state. DeSantis’ decision to cross state lines to pick up migrants calls into question the legality of his use of state funds to do so.

Jason Pizzo, a Democratic senator from Florida representing Miami, has filed a lawsuit against the governor alleging he violated state law because the budget the funds were drawn from says they must be used for “the transportation of unauthorized aliens of this state in accordance with federal law.” right.’

Florida Has Allocated $12 Million To Transport Unauthorized Migrants Out Of Its Own State.  Desantis' Decision To Cross State Lines To Pick Up Migrants Calls Into Question The Legality Of His Use Of State Funds To Do So

Florida Has Allocated $12 Million To Transport Unauthorized Migrants Out Of Its Own State.  Desantis' Decision To Cross State Lines To Pick Up Migrants Calls Into Question The Legality Of His Use Of State Funds To Do So

Florida has allocated $12 million to transport unauthorized migrants out of its own state. DeSantis’ decision to cross state lines to pick up migrants calls into question the legality of his use of state funds to do so

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